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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chadlington, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8958 / 51°53'45"N

Longitude: -1.5165 / 1°30'59"W

OS Eastings: 433367

OS Northings: 222032

OS Grid: SP333220

Mapcode National: GBR 6TD.1FQ

Mapcode Global: VHBZG.NMN0

Plus Code: 9C3WVFWM+8C

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 30 August 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368037

English Heritage Legacy ID: 253194

ID on this website: 101368037

Location: St Nicholas's Church, Eastend, West Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Chadlington

Built-Up Area: Chadlington

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Chadlington

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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(South side)
7/13 Church of St. Nicholas


Church. Late C12 (and possibly earlier), C13 and C15; restored and chancel
rebuilt 1870 by Charles Buckeridge. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar
dressings; sheet-metal and Stonesfield-slate roofs. Chancel, nave, south vestry,
north transept, north and south aisles, south porch and west tower. C19
steep-roofed chancel in Decorated style has a 3-light east window with
reticulated tracery, and two 2-light windows to north, all with carved head
stops. Vestry to south has a re-used 3-light east window with Perpendicular
tracery and a square-headed window facing south. To right of porch, south aisle
has two double lancets with trefoil heads and deeply-cut moulding; the
westernmost is probably C19; to left of the porch is a plain C13 double lancet.
C15 porch has a moulded outer arch and shelters the restored late-C12 south
doorway with a round arch of 3 chamfered orders on jambs of a detached shaft
flanked by attached shafts, all with moulded capitals. Both aisles have small
lancets at the west end. North aisle has 2 tall square-headed 2-light windows
with Perpendicular tracery within casement mouldings, which flank the
contemporary doorway with recessed ornamented spandrels under a label mould.
Tall late-C14 transept has a 4-light early-Perpendicular window to east and a
3-light window to north, both with transoms in the tracery. C15 clerestory has
square-headed traceried windows of 2 and 3 lights with large carved head stops.
Deep C15 parapets to nave, aisles and transept also have carved heads and
gargoyles including a fine "green man". 2 lower stages of the unbuttressed tower
may be contemporary with the late-C12/early-C13 third stage which has pairs of
trefoil-headed openings under crude labels, but they could be earlier; second
stage has a round-headed lancet, but 2-light west window is C14. C15 top stage
has 2-light traceried bell-chamber openings, and carries a crenellated parapet
with crocketed corner pinnacles and gargoyles. Interior: C19 chancel has a
double sedilia and piscina to south with cinquefoiled arches. Chancel arch and
the low arch leading to the transept are C15, but the remains of a Romanesque
window survive above the latter, and the arch incorporates C13 shafts with
moulded bases and capitals. 4-bay south arcade and remaining 3 bays of north
arcade arm C13, with circular columns, moulded capitals and arches of 2
chamfered orders. Both arcades clasp the tower which has a plain arch of 2
continuous orders. Both aisles have C15 piscinae. C15-style nave roof has
traceried kingpost trusses, and rises from carved corbels. Other roofs are
plainer and date from C19. Fittings are C19, except for a C17 communion table
with baluster legs, and a chest with arcaded front. C19 stained glass in
chancel; early-C20 glass in transept. Monuments include a tablet flanked by
scrolls and cherub, bearing an armorial cartouche between flaming urns, which
commemorates Joseph Rollinson (d.1699), and a marble wall monument by Ricketts
of Gloucester to Sir William and Lady Catherine Osbaldeston (d.1740) and 1737)
with an urn and serpent against a black obelisk.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: pp524/5)

Listing NGR: SP3336722032

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