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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Earl's Croome, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.0764 / 52°4'35"N

Longitude: -2.1906 / 2°11'26"W

OS Eastings: 387035

OS Northings: 242025

OS Grid: SO870420

Mapcode National: GBR 1HJ.YSK

Mapcode Global: VH93D.Z29J

Plus Code: 9C4V3RG5+HQ

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 25 March 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1302545

English Heritage Legacy ID: 152555

Location: Earl's Croome, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR8

County: Worcestershire

District: Malvern Hills

Civil Parish: Earl's Croome

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Earl's Croome with Hill Croome and Strensham

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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- II*

Church, Norman with later alterations and 1832 West tower. Blue lias stone
with some red sandstone dressings and Bath stone C19 dressings. Nave and
chancel, nave walls embracing West tower. 3 stage tower of squared rubble
stone with string courses and battlements. Neo-Norman West door and 2 light
window above. 2-light pointed window to 3 sides of top stage. Nave 4 windows
to South side, 1 C15 renewed 2 light, 1 C19 2 light, crude C13 2 light window
with cusped top-light, blue lias tracery and Norman rear arch. Similar window
to North side, also 1 2-light C19 window and 2-light Dec window with quatrefoil
head. Red sandstone tracery. Each side blocked fine Norman doorway, 1 order
of columns, roll-mould and zig-zag round arch. C19 nave roof with knee braces
and collar. Fine Norman chancel arch with zig-zag moulding and abaci continued
as imposts, carved decoration, lion to South abacus. Zig-zag single shafts.
Chancel with small Norman gable light, pattern carving to outside and patterned
string course below. Deep splayed Norman reveals to windows. 2-light cusped
late C13 East window tracery. 1 round arched North window. South side 1 flat-
headed window with crude 2-light wooden tracery and 1 single early C13 light.
Plain C19 roof. Jacobean pulpit and remade C17 panelling to sanctuary and
choir stalls. East window 1864, good, and one c.1860-60 Nave South window.
Remnant of medieval wooden door to South door. Ref: Pevsner: Worcs. pp 138-9,

Listing NGR: SO8703542025

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