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Parish Church of St Nicholas

A Grade I Listed Building in Newbury, West Berkshire

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Latitude: 51.401 / 51°24'3"N

Longitude: -1.3249 / 1°19'29"W

OS Eastings: 447061

OS Northings: 167101

OS Grid: SU470671

Mapcode National: GBR 81Z.1VX

Mapcode Global: VHCZJ.Z1GT

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 29 September 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1219556

English Heritage Legacy ID: 393617

Location: Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Newbury

Built-Up Area: Newbury

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Newbury St Nicolas

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

1. BARTHOLOMEW STREET
5127 (west side)

Parish Church of St Nicholas
SU 4767 SW 1/16 29.9.50

I GV


2.
Circa 1509-1532 in Perpendicular style, built largely at the expense of the clothier
John Smallwood (alias Winchcombe or 'Jack of Newbury'); extensive alterations in
1858 and 1866, 5 bay nave and aisles, chancel with north and south chapels, half-
enclosed west tower, north and south porches and vestry of 1866. Lead roofs with
battlements. Ashlar with buttresses, gargoyles and strings. West tower of
4 stages with polygonal buttresses and embattled pinnacles. Corbel of tower with
date 1532. Windows of 4-6 lights with panel tracery; 3-light clerestory windows.
West doorway with square hood mould. Interior Arcade piers with clustered shaft.
Chancel arch and roof of 1858 by Woodyer. Perpendicular nave roof with initials of
John Smallwood. Fine carved pulpit of 1607. stained glass by Handman. Brasses to
John Smallwood and wife (died 1519) and Griffiths Curteys (died 1587).
(VCM Berkshire, 4, 148).


Listing NGR: SU4706067101

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Description

1. BARTHOLOMEW STREET
5127 (west side)

Parish Church of St Nicholas
SU 4767 SW 1/16 29.9.50

I GV


2.
Circa 1509-1532 in Perpendicular style, built largely at the expense of the clothier
John Smallwood (alias Winchcombe or 'Jack of Newbury'); extensive alterations in
1858 and 1866, 5 bay nave and aisles, chancel with north and south chapels, half-
enclosed west tower, north and south porches and vestry of 1866. Lead roofs with
battlements. Ashlar with buttresses, gargoyles and strings. West tower of
4 stages with polygonal buttresses and embattled pinnacles. Corbel of tower with
date 1532. Windows of 4-6 lights with panel tracery; 3-light clerestory windows.
West doorway with square hood mould. Interior Arcade piers with clustered shaft.
Chancel arch and roof of 1858 by Woodyer. Perpendicular nave roof with initials of
John Smallwood. Fine carved pulpit of 1607. stained glass by Handman. Brasses to
John Smallwood and wife (died 1519) and Griffiths Curteys (died 1587).
(VCM Berkshire, 4, 148).


Listing NGR: SU4706067101

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