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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade I Listed Building in Thames Ditton, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.3926 / 51°23'33"N

Longitude: -0.3327 / 0°19'57"W

OS Eastings: 516097

OS Northings: 167265

OS Grid: TQ160672

Mapcode National: GBR 6H.4SB

Mapcode Global: VHGRG.58Y9

Plus Code: 9C3X9MV8+2W

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 16 November 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1188441

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286659

Location: Thames Ditton, Elmbridge, Surrey, KT7

County: Surrey

Electoral Ward/Division: Thames Ditton

Built-Up Area: Esher

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Thames Ditton

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Church of St Nicholas

Church. C13, north chancel chapel C14, restored in C19, north wall of 1826 by W. McIntosh Brooks and extensions to south. Aisle and chapel of 1864 by B. Ferrey. Flint with stone dressings, tower with brick and tile patching to stonework, weatherboard above. Brick north wall to aisle. Plain tiled roofs, slate roof over porch.

Square west tower, nave and aisles with chapel and porch to the south, chancel to the east with chancel chapel and vestry to north. Two stage tower with lead spire; double light arched windows to first stage and clock on west face. Gabled porch to south with four gables across the east end of the church. Most windows C19 restorations.

Interior: stone floor. Three bay nave arcades on Perpendicular style octagonal piers with depressed rounded arches to north side. C19 arcade to south. Crown post roof to nave. Two bay chancel with C16 brick, four-centred arch under C13 lancet window. Round pier arcade to south aisle with square foliage capitals and cushion pedestals to piers. Gallery across west end of north aisle. Round rear arches to lower windows.

Fittings: C19 pews and pulpit. Stone Norman font c.1120 to west end: block capital with scalloped top and cable moulding to four lunettes containing medallions, subjects in the medallions include Lamb, Cross and an Ibex.

Monuments: North chancel wall: The Forde Tomb. Mid C16 Perpendicular, rectangular stone structure with six posts, centre dividing wall to two arched chambers with quatrefoil band and billet moulding to top. North Chancel chapel, north wall: Brakendon Booth brass.1580. Central standing woman with husbands flanking, six children to left. Shields over the principal figures. Monument to Col. Sidney Godolphin (Governor of Scilly) 1732. Aedicular type. Marble with central projecting pededstal on volute scrolls, set back flanking scrolls to sides over apron containing a coat of arms. Portrait bust to top of Godolphin in Roman costume. Swan neck to bust pedestal, broken segmental pediment above. North Chancel Chapel, west wall: Forde brass.1533, possibly designed to fit into the Forde monument. Man and wife kneeling at an altar flanking central coat of arms and elaborate crest. Guileme Leigh: brass plate dated 1608. Chancel arch wall, north side: Polsted brass 1540: husband and wife kneeling, facing each other across a book littered table, children to right. Stone double arched surround with projecting cornice top and centre pendant. South aisle: west window, Robert Shepherd. 1674 stone cartouche, black oval ground. South aisle: south wall: Richard Sullivan.1806. Black stone ground with white stone apron, cornice and drapery shield to base.

Listing NGR: TQ1609767265

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