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Parish Church of St Nicolas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great and Little Chishill, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.0155 / 52°0'55"N

Longitude: 0.0655 / 0°3'55"E

OS Eastings: 541841

OS Northings: 237244

OS Grid: TL418372

Mapcode National: GBR L9J.RC2

Mapcode Global: VHHL1.2LZS

Plus Code: 9F422388+65

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Nicolas

Listing Date: 22 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162491

English Heritage Legacy ID: 52844

Location: Great and Little Chishill, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG8

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Great and Little Chishill

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

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8/15 Parish church of
22.11.67 St.Nicolas
Parish church. Chancel C12, extended late C13 or early C14; tower late C14
or earlier with C16 belfry windows. Late C14 nave, originally with
low-pitched parapetted roof. North porch (demolished) and south porch late
C14. C19 restoration included replacement of C15 nave windows, and building
of gable roof of nave and pyramidal roof to tower. Walls of flint rubble
originally plastered with limestone and clunch dressings. Red plain tiled
roofs with parapet gable to chancel and with remains of gable cross.
South elevation: Tower of two stages, unbuttressed with chamfered string
below belfry and chamfered plinth, two-light belfry window with four-centred
red brick arch originally plastered, pyramidal roof with ball finial. Nave
with buttresses of two stages and two C19 windows. Porch with plinth and
moulded eaves, moulded two-centred arched doorway with cusped spandrels in
flat moulded label with reused head stops. Traceried side lights in flat
arch with solid lower panels. South doorway similar in some detail to porch
entrance and to north door. Original plank door with integral hollow
chamfered ribs and v - grooves, nailed to latticed back frame. Chancel of
two buttressed bays with C12 or early C13 priests' doorway of one plain and
one lightly chamfered orders with two-centred arched head and chamfered
impost. Window to west of two trefoiled lights with arch masked by plaster,
tomb recess below with C13 coffin and lid. C14 window to east of two lights
with reticulated tracery in a two-centred arch, (east window C16, and to
north C12 round arched window with roll moulded inner arch becoming shafted
jambs with capitals and bases). Interior: Tower arch late C14 or early C15
two-centred of five chamfered and moulded orders; chancel arch coeval of
three moulded orders, two outer orders chamfered with moulded caps and
bases. C12 internal string course on western half of north wall and fragment
on south wall. Piscina with ovolo moulded jambs, two-centred head and foiled
drain, C14. Font, octagonal bowl with quatrefoil panels and truncated
octagonal stem, late C14. Chancel roof, early C14, ashlared braced-collar
rafters (qv Rectory Farmhouse reused.) Glass in chancel grisaille foliation
C14, and fragments of tabernacle work C15 and C16, in tracery of quatrefoil
of south window grisaille piece in situ. Memorial glass by Kempe and Tower
c.1916 in east window.
Pevsner Buildings of England p.427
RCHM Report 1956

Listing NGR: TL4184137244

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