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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade I Listed Building in Marston Trussell, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4669 / 52°28'0"N

Longitude: -0.9804 / 0°58'49"W

OS Eastings: 469363

OS Northings: 285929

OS Grid: SP693859

Mapcode National: GBR 9R3.BY7

Mapcode Global: VHDQY.Y8K6

Plus Code: 9C4XF289+QR

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216629

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402117

Also known as: St Nicholas' Church, Marston Trussell

ID on this website: 101216629

Location: St Nicholas's Church, Marston Trussell, West Northamptonshire, LE16

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Marston Trussell

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Marston Trussell St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP68NE (South side)
1/39 Church of St. Nicholas

- I

Church. C13 and C14. Squared coursed lias and limestone with ashlar dressings
and lead roof. Aisled nave, chancel and west tower. Chancel: South elevation of
one-window range with 2-light window under 4-centred arch. North elevation of
2-window range of 3-light windows under 4-centred arches. North door between
windows. Ashlar gable parapet with central gargoyle. 3-light east window.
Clasping buttresses at corners. Shallow pitched roof with ashlar gable parapet.
South aisle of one-window range with 3-light square-headed window. South door to
left of window has C14, double-chamfered pointed arch. C17 inscribed tablet
below window only partially legible. 3-light square-headed east window and C19
two-light west window. Ashlar gable parapet has corbel table decorated with
faces. Lean-to roof. The nave projects eastwards beyond the south aisle and has
half a blocked arch with a single-light window below; also a clasping buttress
at the corner. North aisle of 2-window range with 2-light window with roundel
above to the left, and a single lancet to the right. 3-light east window under
pointed arch and 3-light west window under 4-centred arch. C18 inscribed tablets
attached to wall at either side of east window. Lean-to roof with ashlar gable
parapets. North porch has timber framed gable with large curved timbers around
the ribbed and studded door. Gabled roof with plain-tile covering. Nave
clerestory of 3-window range to south and 2-window range to north, with 2-light
square-headed windows. Shallow-pitched roof with ashlar gable parapets.
Perpendicular west tower of 4 stages. Shallow ashlar buttresses to lower 3
stages. 2-light west window to ground floor. Pairs of 2-light bellchamber
openings to each face of fourth stage have transoms with cusping. Castellated
ashlar parapet with large central gargoyles. Pinnacles at corners decorated with
tracery and crockets. C20 boiler room to south of tower. Interior:
Double-chamfered chancel arch. 3-bay nave arcade of double-chamfered pointed
arches, those to south probably c.1300 with quatrefoil piers and those to north
of mid C14 with octagonal piers. The east end of the south arcade is partially
blocked by the return corner of the south aisle. Tall triple-chamfered tower
arch. Nave and north aisle roofs contain original timbers. Double ogee-headed
sedilia to right of altar. Monuments: South aisle, to Mark Brewater died 1612, a
kneeling figure under a semi-circular arch flanked by plain pilasters with coat
of arms and obelisks above. The nave floor has several C18 black inscribed
tablets. Several C19 marble wall mounted tablets. Fragments of C17 panelling
around the altar. C19 stained glass to the east window and some north and south
aisle windows. Medieval stained glass to south east clerestory window. Font:
Octagonal Perpendicular. Communion rail, Jacobean with turned balusters.

Listing NGR: SP6936385929

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