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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1368037



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Chadlington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 30-Aug-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 253194

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SP32SW CHADLINGTON EASTEND (South side) 7/13 Church of St. Nicholas 27/08/57


Church. Late C12 (and possibly earlier), C13 and C15; restored and chancel rebuilt 1870 by Charles Buckeridge. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; sheet-metal and Stonesfield-slate roofs. Chancel, nave, south vestry, north transept, north and south aisles, south porch and west tower. C19 steep-roofed chancel in Decorated style has a 3-light east window with reticulated tracery, and two 2-light windows to north, all with carved head stops. Vestry to south has a re-used 3-light east window with Perpendicular tracery and a square-headed window facing south. To right of porch, south aisle has two double lancets with trefoil heads and deeply-cut moulding; the westernmost is probably C19; to left of the porch is a plain C13 double lancet. C15 porch has a moulded outer arch and shelters the restored late-C12 south doorway with a round arch of 3 chamfered orders on jambs of a detached shaft flanked by attached shafts, all with moulded capitals. Both aisles have small lancets at the west end. North aisle has 2 tall square-headed 2-light windows with Perpendicular tracery within casement mouldings, which flank the contemporary doorway with recessed ornamented spandrels under a label mould. Tall late-C14 transept has a 4-light early-Perpendicular window to east and a 3-light window to north, both with transoms in the tracery. C15 clerestory has square-headed traceried windows of 2 and 3 lights with large carved head stops. Deep C15 parapets to nave, aisles and transept also have carved heads and gargoyles including a fine "green man". 2 lower stages of the unbuttressed tower may be contemporary with the late-C12/early-C13 third stage which has pairs of trefoil-headed openings under crude labels, but they could be earlier; second stage has a round-headed lancet, but 2-light west window is C14. C15 top stage has 2-light traceried bell-chamber openings, and carries a crenellated parapet with crocketed corner pinnacles and gargoyles. Interior: C19 chancel has a double sedilia and piscina to south with cinquefoiled arches. Chancel arch and the low arch leading to the transept are C15, but the remains of a Romanesque window survive above the latter, and the arch incorporates C13 shafts with moulded bases and capitals. 4-bay south arcade and remaining 3 bays of north arcade arm C13, with circular columns, moulded capitals and arches of 2 chamfered orders. Both arcades clasp the tower which has a plain arch of 2 continuous orders. Both aisles have C15 piscinae. C15-style nave roof has traceried kingpost trusses, and rises from carved corbels. Other roofs are plainer and date from C19. Fittings are C19, except for a C17 communion table with baluster legs, and a chest with arcaded front. C19 stained glass in chancel; early-C20 glass in transept. Monuments include a tablet flanked by scrolls and cherub, bearing an armorial cartouche between flaming urns, which commemorates Joseph Rollinson (d.1699), and a marble wall monument by Ricketts of Gloucester to Sir William and Lady Catherine Osbaldeston (d.1740) and 1737) with an urn and serpent against a black obelisk. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: pp524/5)

Listing NGR: SP3336722032

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 524-5

National Grid Reference: SP 33367 22032


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