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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Twywell, North Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3934 / 52°23'36"N

Longitude: -0.6027 / 0°36'9"W

OS Eastings: 495180

OS Northings: 278183

OS Grid: SP951781

Mapcode National: GBR DXC.Y60

Mapcode Global: VHFP0.H3RK

Plus Code: 9C4X99VW+9W

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226021

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423033

ID on this website: 101226021

Location: St Nicholas's Church, Twywell, North Northamptonshire, NN14

County: North Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Twywell

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Twywell

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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(West side)
Church of St. Nicholas


Church. C12 to C14 and C19. Regular coursed and squared coursed limestone and
ironstone with Collyweston slate and lead roofs. Nave, chancel, south aisle,
south porch, vestry and west tower. South elevation of chancel of 2-window range
of 2-light windows with Y-tracery, parts renewed. Gabled roof with Collyweston
slates and ashlar gable parapets. 3-light east window with intersecting tracery.
North elevation of chancel has one central single-light C12 window and one
square-head low side window to right. Blocked doorway to left of centre and 2
recesses to far left. South aisle of 2-window range of 2-light window with
Y-tracery, parts renewed. Lean-to roof has plain ashlar parapet. Single-light
west window. Centre gable porch has roll moulded and chamfered outer arch and
C12 inner doorway with one order of colonettes, stiff leaf capitals and zig-zag
decoration around the arch. C19 vestry attached to east end of south aisle has
2-light south window in gable end and square-head east door. North elevation of
nave of 2-window range at lower level with 2-light window with Y-tracery to left
is set in blocked C12 arch and C12 single-light window to right. Central north
door has C12 tympanum with diapering. Clerestory of 3-window range of 2-light
square-head windows, restored C19. Shallow gabled roof with ashlar parapets.
West tower of 3 stages, unbuttressed. Single-light C12 west window in lower
stage. Fragment of C14 tracery in south face of second stage and C12 two-light
bell chamber openings to each face of upper stage. Those to north, east and west
each have plain tympanum and remains of one order of shafts. That to south has
C14 tracery in place of the tympanum. C14 quatrefoil frieze with corbel table
below and castellated parapet above, with short corner pinnacles. Gargoyles at
mid point of each facet Interior: south nave arcade of 3 bays. C12 semi-circular
arch to east is single stepped with stiff leaf capitals to respond; and
originally gave access to a transept. 2 outer arches are C13 also semi-circular,
double chamfered with octagonal pier. C13 double chamfered chancel arch with
octagonal responds and C12 semi-circular tower arch with plain responds. Former
east window of south aisle has intersecting tracery and now forms a screen to
the vestry. Wide C14 double chamfered pointed arch. C19 nave and chancel roof
structures, south aisle retains some earlier timbers. Piscina with trefoil head
to right of altar and fine Easter Sepulchre to left with arched recess to lower
stage supporting 2 aumbries and a stone book rest. Late C19 choir stalls with a
frieze of animals are a memorial to the Rev. Waller who was with Dr. Livingstone
in Africa. Monuments: various C19 tablets to north wall of chancel. Remains of
inscribed tablets in floor of chancel to Ekins family. Stained glass: early C20
stained glass to all lower windows of nave and aisle and chancel east window. 2
south aisle windows are probably by Kempe, that to right has fragment of earlier
glass in the tracery. C12 octagonal font with Jacobean cover. Hatchment above
tower arch.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.435).

Listing NGR: SP9518078183

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