St Nicholas

    Address

  • Main Street
  • Forest Hill
  • OX33 1EB

    Amenities

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  • Main Description

    Grade II* listed.

    C12 origins but extended and rebuilt C19. Building materials consist of limestone rubble with ashlar dressings and old plain-tile roofs.

    Central features include a chancel, three-bay nave with north aisle, south porch and an organ chamber to the north of
    chancel.

    The chancel has two lancets to south and one to north of C13 and a triplet to the east by J.H. Parker. The south wall of the nave is probably early C17 and has a round-headed window, to west of the porch, and a two-light Decorated-style window, probably by Scott. The early C17 porch has a small window with an ovolo-moulded stone surround and a gable parapet with projecting kneelers.

    North aisle and vestry/organ chamber is in Geometrical-Decorated style and has traceried two-light windows to the east and west.


    Interior:

    The chancel side walls have continuous strings at sill level and around the semi-circular heads of the splays. The east window has elaborate rear arches with freestanding shafts. To the south is a round-arched recess and column piscina
    beside two C19 stone seats. The C12 chancel arch is plain except for heavy imposts.

Church Grants

restoration clock and installation automatic winding

2010/2011 | £1000

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