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Parish Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chearsley, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.7869 / 51°47'12"N

Longitude: -0.9572 / 0°57'25"W

OS Eastings: 472025

OS Northings: 210313

OS Grid: SP720103

Mapcode National: GBR C1L.YLY

Mapcode Global: VHDV8.CCB1

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118344

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42962

Location: Chearsley, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Chearsley

Built-Up Area: Chearsley

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Chearsley

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(south side)

2/24 Parish Church of St. Nicholas


- II*

Parish church. C13 nave incorporating C12 parts, C15 west tower and
chancel. Early C18 south porch. Coursed rubblestone, except chancel
of rough rubble, and brick south porch. Old tile roofs. 2 bay chancel
with Victorian north vestry 4-bay nave and west tower. East window
of two 4-centred traceried lights under hood mould two 2-light
septfoiled north and south chancel windows. Diagonal buttresses and
weathered buttresses. Nave has C12 herringbone work on lower parts
of north wall. 3 north windows, eastern-most a lancet, then a
3-light one with cinquefoiled lights under a square labelled head,
west one 3-light leaded oak framed casement to former gallery. South
side similar gallery casement. At east end of south side 2-light
window, then 3 cinquefoiled light C15 window, west end a lancet. North
and south doors c1300 with moulded jambs and pointed heads. South porch
in brick with gabled roof. West tower of 2 stages, moulded strings and
embattled parapet. 5 stage south-east stair turret with pyramid roof.
C15 west window. Loop lights to upper part of lower stage. Belfry
windows of 2 cinquefoil lights with quatrefoil in a 2-centred head.
Diagonal buttresses. Interior: Chancel has C14 piscina with cinquefoil
ogee head and sexfoil basin; late C15 roof of 3 trusses, east one with
arched tie-beam, other 2 with raking queen strutts. Braced purlins at
east and west. Nave roof C14, altered C15 or C16. No two trusses the
same. Chancel arch C13 or C14 reset. Jambs and 2-centred arch of
2 chamfered orders. Arch off-centre. Tower arch 2-centred c1480 of
2 chamfered orders with square jambs. Font. Early C13 cup-shaped
bowl with fluted scallops, foilage band and cable rim, of Aylesbury type.
C15 octagonal stem and moulded base. Brass in chancel to John Frankeleyn
and wife, 1462. Stained glass in west window of tower and nave south
east window, all fragmentary. Royal arms on chancel north wall of
George II. Wall painting over part blocked north door of St. Nicholas,
C14 or C15. Bordered commandments above chancel arch C16, which is cut
into by present chancel arch which must be C17 reset. Wall monument to
Egelton 1778 has painted scrolls and plinth pediment head and putto
RCHM I, p.86. MON.1.

Listing NGR: SP7202510313

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