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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chawton, Alton, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.1282 / 51°7'41"N

Longitude: -0.9897 / 0°59'23"W

OS Eastings: 470791

OS Northings: 137033

OS Grid: SU707370

Mapcode National: GBR B8C.8KK

Mapcode Global: VHDYB.SWMZ

Plus Code: 9C3X42H6+74

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 31 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1093974

English Heritage Legacy ID: 142293

Location: Chawton, East Hampshire, Hampshire, GU34

County: Hampshire

District: East Hampshire

Civil Parish: Chawton

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Chawton St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text


559/2/26 Church of St. Nicholas

31.7.63 II*

Parish church. 1871, by Sir Arthur Blomfield; earlier chancel. Flint walls and tiled roof. A medieval church, with many alterations, was substantially destroyed by a fire in 1871, and replaced by the present building which incorporates part of the old chancel. Early English style with Geometrical tracery. Nave of 4 bays with north aisle, chancel with north vestry, and a tower south of the west bay of the nave. The roof of the nave extends over the aisle, with gables to 2 of the bays; the chancel and vestry have lower roofs. The walls are of flint with Bath stone dressings, stepped buttresses and plinth, windows of coupled cusped lancets are of Geometrical form: tall coupled west windows below a triangular window, all under one hood mould. The tower is slender, with corner pinnacles, crenellated parapet, and thin stepped corner buttresses, a south-east stair turret, the ground floor acting as an open porch. Inside, there are Early English details and Victorian Gothic furnishings. From the old church there are several wall monuments (of 1723,1737,1802 and 1841) and an imposing classical monument of 1679, in the chancel, to Sir Richard Knight, showing a recumbent figure in white marble resting on a Table Tomb, with a background panel within a framework of Corinthian Order, surmounted bya shield. There is a reredos triptych by CF. Bodley, with a Crucifixion (c1600 by a Netherlands painter) flanked by panels, each containing 2 figures of saints. Rood screen by CF. Bodley with carved wooden Crucifix. C18 Communion rail Stained glass by Kemp. Nave pews replaced in C20. Nave roof is of hammerbeam type with arch braces on large brackets. SOURCE: Buildings of England, p.163.

Listing NGR: SU7087637028

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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