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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade I Listed Building in Swineshead, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.2806 / 52°16'50"N

Longitude: -0.4508 / 0°27'2"W

OS Eastings: 505785

OS Northings: 265846

OS Grid: TL057658

Mapcode National: GBR G08.T17

Mapcode Global: VHFPH.4YK2

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 13 July 1964

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114834

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36329

Location: Swineshead, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Swineshead

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Swineshead

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


9/196 Church of St Nicholas


Parish Church. Mainly C14, C15 additions. Coursed limestone rubble, ashlar dressings.
Tiled roof to chancel. West tower, nave, N and S aisles, N vestry, S porch, chancel.
4 stage tower, stone spire with lucarnes, pierced quatrefoiled parapet, weathered
gargoyles at angles. W doorway porch has embattled gable, flanking pinnacles and
small trefoiled niche. N aisle has 3 square-headed N windows. S aisle has C15
square-headed W window, piscina in jamb of SE window. C15 2-storey vestry with
single lights to E wall. C14 piscina to lower room. Nave has 3-bay arcades. C15
clerestory with 4 windows each side. Chancel retains one C14 window, others
reworked C19 in similar style, all with C14 figured stops. Plain parapets to aisles
and chancel, frieze of ball flowers and heads to S elevations. Embattled clerestory.
Traces of painting to E wall of S aisles, of 2 angels, flanking canopied niche.
Tomb recess to chancel, with inscribed slab in front. C14 octagonal font to nave.
C14 W door has blank tracery to head.

Listing NGR: TL0578565846

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