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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade I Listed Building in Great Kimble, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.7463 / 51°44'46"N

Longitude: -0.8057 / 0°48'20"W

OS Eastings: 482547

OS Northings: 205967

OS Grid: SP825059

Mapcode National: GBR D3Q.F3R

Mapcode Global: VHDVJ.ZCDM

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 21 June 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311260

English Heritage Legacy ID: 46336

Location: Great and Little Kimble cum Marsh, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP17

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe

Civil Parish: Great and Little Kimble

Built-Up Area: Great Kimble

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Kimble

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


2/66 Church of St Nicholas


- I

Parish Church. C13 and C14, very much restored by J. P. Seddon 1876
when most exterior stonework was renewed and chancel aisles rebuilt. Flint
with ashlar dressings, lead roofs to nave and nave aisles, tiled roofs to
chancel and chancel aisles. W. Tower, nave, aisles, C19 S.porch, and
aisled chancel. C14 W. tower of 3 stages with diagonal buttresses,
carved head corbel table, chequered battlemented parapet, and 2-light
traceried openings to bellchamber. W.side has moulded doorway, 2-light
traceried window and cusped single light above. Nave has similar
parapet, C19 carved head gargoyles, and 3-bay clerestory with cusped
windows, single light to N., 2-light to S. Aisles with chequered moulded
parapets, the S.aisle with flat-headed.2-light traceried windows, the
N.aisle with paired cusped lights. Chamfered N.door; double chamfered
S.door in porch with cusped ogee light over similar arch. Chancel aisles
have 2 bays of grouped lancets, door to S, and E. lancets with carved hoodmould
stops. 3-light traceried E.window with carved head hoodmould stops.
Interior: triple chamfered arch to tower. C13 4-bay nave arcade of double
chamfered arches with moulded broach stops on octagonal piers with moulded
capitals. Original stone roof corbels but nave roof restored 1929. Chancel
arch with 2 moulded orders on piers with attached shafts amd moulded
capitals. Chancel has 2 bay arcades to aisles with Cl9 double chamfered
arches, the central piers with clustered shafts. E. Window hasdlaft to
each jamb. Fittings: very fine C12 "Aylesbury" font with fluted bowl,
carved foliage frieze and scalloped base; medieval chest; medieval tiles
re-set in wall of N. chancel aisle (now vestry and organ chamber); C17
altar table, now in S. aisle; 2 C17 chairs with incised decoration;
E. window with stained glass dated 1844, by Sir R. F. Russell, It was
at a meeting in this church that John Hampden led the refusal to pay ship
money. Highly graded for font.

RCHM I p. 165-166 Mon. 4.

Listing NGR: SP8254805971

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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