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Church of St Nicholas


Church of St Nicholas
Photographed on 29 January 2006

The Church of St Nicholas in Elsfield Road, Old Marston is Grade I listed (ref. 1485/134). Parts of the original thirteenth-century church remain, but the exterior dates from the fifteenth and sixteenth century.

Close-up of medieval painting
Photographed on 18 February 2006

The chancel arch (above and below) has traces of medieval wall-painting.

Chancel arch
Photographed on 18 February 2006

Below is an alabaster wall monument to the family of Sir Richard Croke (died 1683), son of Unton Croke. The arms at the top show Croke, quarterly, on the fesse, a label, on a martlet, sable: these denote the eldest son of a fourth son.

Inscription to the Croke family
Photographed on 18 February 2006

The church as a hagioscope or squint (below) to allow members of the congregation sitting in the south aisle to see the altar.

Squint
Photographed on 28 February 2006

© Stephanie Jenkins

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