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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II Listed Building in Tresco, Isles of Scilly

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Latitude: 49.9579 / 49°57'28"N

Longitude: -6.3345 / 6°20'4"W

OS Eastings: 89223

OS Northings: 15417

OS Grid: SV892154

Mapcode National: GBR BXRS.M9D

Mapcode Global: VGYBY.5B14

Plus Code: 8CXMXM58+45

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 14 December 1992

Last Amended: 14 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328849

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62548

ID on this website: 101328849

Location: St Nicholas's Church, Dolphin Town, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, TR24

County: Isles of Scilly

Civil Parish: Tresco

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Isles of Scilly

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Church of St Nicholas

Church. 1877-79 by Thomas Algernon Dorrien-Smith as a memorial for his uncle Augustus Smith who died in 1871. Squared and coursed granite; stone-coped slate roof. Cruciform plan with south-east tower.

Three-bay nave has west rose window with central quatrefoil to gable end and chamfered lancet windows. Similar lancets to transepts and two-bay chancel, which has three lancets to east end; gabled north porch with inner and outer chamfered pointed-arched doorways with decorative hinges to doors.

Tower, of three stages, has similar doorway and lancets and chamfered four-centred and louvred belfry windows with chamfered string course and parapet; pyramidal roof.

Interior: open arch-braced roof set on stone corbels. Marble reredos, given in memory of Walter M.Smith Dorrien d.1924; decorative encaustic tile sanctuary floor; pitch-pine pews, Gothic-style chancel rail and pulpit; coloured marble font on quatrefoil base. C19 and C20 wall memorials to the Dorrien-Smith family. Commemorative plaque in the porch records the names of William Nicholls, head carpenter, and Thomas Chudleigh, head mason.

Fine stained glass windows by C E Kempe include three east lancets with St. Andrew, Crucifixion and St. Nicholas and highly-coloured west window with angels and bells. North transept window by Tower, a pupil and partner of Kempe.

Listing NGR: SV8922315417

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