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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1369852



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Tadmarton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 08-Dec-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 244112

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TADMARTON MAIN STREET SP33NE (South side) 2/101 Church of Saint Nicholas 08/12/55 GV I Church. C12. C13 alterations and extension: Early English chancel arch; chancel rebuilt; nave aisle rebuilt; 4th bay to nave arcade; tower. Transitional chancel windows. C15 clerestory. North porch 1850. Restoration 1893. Coursed regular ironstone rubble with lead roof. Chancel, nave, north aisle, west tower, north porch. Chancel windows: Late Decorated/Perpendicular east and south windows; Early English lancet inserted in splay of Romanesque south window. Nave has blocked 2- centred doorway with hoodmould; Two 3- light Perpendicular windows on ground floor and three 2-light windows to clerestory. North aisle has two 2-light windows with intersecting tracery in north wall and single 3-light similar window in east wall. West tower of 3 stages: single lancets to first stage and 2-light Perpendicular windows to belfry; 2-centred west doorway with hoodmould and stops; diagonal buttresses on north-west. North doorway has two orders of roll moulding, fragmentary dogtooth decoration and capitals with embyro stiff leaf decoration. Interior: North wall of chancel has 2 blocked Romanesque arches. Early English chancel arch has head of Romanesque arch above on north side. Internal jambs of low side window on south side. Early English piscina in south wall of nave has trefoiled head. Doorway to rood loft behind pulpit. North arcade of c.1170 has 3 round unchamfered arches and piers with square bases and scalloped capitals. Fittings: C14 font has square bowl on octagonal base and row of grotesque heads. C15 bench ends in nave carved with blind tracery and quatrefoils; others date from c.1893. One bench made up from a C15 rood screen is carved with rosettes and cusped arches. Stained glass in south chancel window by Mowbray or Oxford c.1915. Monuments to: Mrs Mary Whately wife of the Rector, dated 1657 on north wall of chancel; Anne Deane dated 1774 on south wall of nave. Crenellated parapet to west tower and stone finials to north aisle. History: Restoration of 1893 by Milne and Hall of London; the builder J.S. Kimberley of Banbury. (Buildings of England : Oxfordshire, pp. 803-804; V.C.H. : Pxfordshire, Vol IX, pp.157-158).

Listing NGR: SP3923437856

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 803-804
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1969), 157-158

National Grid Reference: SP 39238 37856


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