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Church of St Vincent

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newnham, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0232 / 52°1'23"N

Longitude: -0.1893 / 0°11'21"W

OS Eastings: 524334

OS Northings: 237637

OS Grid: TL243376

Mapcode National: GBR J6K.0Z8

Mapcode Global: VHGNF.NDSV

Plus Code: 9C4X2RF6+77

Entry Name: Church of St Vincent

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347335

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162265

Location: Newnham, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG7

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Newnham

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Newnham

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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(North east side)

3/133 Church of
27.5.68 St. Vincent


Parish Church, some of nave walling possibly C12. Chancel rebuilt or
lengthened early C13; S aisle and W tower c.1340 or earlier. 1420-40
repairs by John of Wheathampstead, Abbot of St. Albans, probably
including E window, stair turret and S porch. Renovated 1881. Clunch
rubble masonry with dressed stone visible on stair turret. Cement
rendered with incised lines to imitate ashlar. Roof not visible, tiles
on S porch. Nave: 3 bays. N wall has chamfered arched blocked entrance to
right and to left a single square headed C15 window of two cinquefoiled
lights - this the only window in the Church without a C19 label mould.
Three square headed two light C15 clerestorey windows above. Similar S
clerestorey. Chancel: N wall has two simple early C13 lancets. E window
of C15 form: three lights below unusual tracery. S wall with small
doorway between 2 windows of 2 trefoiled lights and pierced heads.
S aisle: blocked window on E wall, 2 windows with C19 tracery on S wall.
C15 two light window on W wall. S porch: C15 four centred arch entrance
under a square head with mask label stops and moulded reveals, blank
shields in quatrefoils in spandrels. 2 light trefoiled windows on E and
W walls of porch. Tower: tall 2 light cinquefoiled window with pierced
head under pointed arch to W wall. Four bell chamber 2 light trefoiled
windows under square heads. Semi octagonal stair turret. Two stage angle
buttresses to tower. Two stage diagonal buttresses on chancel and S
aisle with similar straight buttresses to N wall and S aisle. Battle-
mented parapet throughout over string course; chancel parapet added
C19. Interior: chancel arch; two chamfered orders, no responds. S arcade
has 4 bays with octagonal shafts, moulded bases and capitals, pointed
arches of two chamfered orders. Tower arch with similar details plus
label. N and S walls of tower carried on arches springing from W wall
and return of tower arch. Door to stair turret in SE corner of tower.
Chamfered arch entrance from S aisle to S porch under segmental rear
arch. Plank door with two wrought iron strap hinges in situ, probably
C15. S porch roof with C15 roof timbers; moulded principals, purlins
and collars, brattished cornices with timber carved angels to E and W.
Remains of wall paintings survive on N wall: late C15 St. Christopher
opposite entrance. Fragments of wheel design to right. To E of eastern
nave window a hooded figure; also a consecration cross of unusual form
on SE face of stair turret. C15 octagonal font at W end of nave with
panels of cusped quatrefoils enclosing blank shields on bowl and
cinquefoil headed panels on shaft. Some quarries of C15 glass in W
window of S aisle and in S clerestorey. Two brass memorials at E end
of chancel. (VCH 1923. Pevsner 1977. E. Clive Rouse The Newnham Murals

Listing NGR: TL2433437637

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