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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
Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas
Listing Date: 25 March 1968
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1302545
English Heritage Legacy ID: 152555
Location: Earl's Croome, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR8
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
SO 84 SE EARL'S CROOME EARLS CROOME
3/52 Church of St Nicholas
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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