Fyfield: St Nicholas

Fyfield: St Nicholas
Record Type:
Church code:
Upper Kennet

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II* Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

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Exterior Image

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Summary Description

A modestly-sized medieval church, listed Grade II* and standing on the southern edge of this small village. The nave and chancel probably date originally from the thirteenth century, the handsome west tower from the fifteenth century and the nave roof possibly from the same time (although there are indications of significant alteration, probably in the early seventeenth century). The church was extensively restored in 1849-50 under the supervision of the architect Charles Henry Gabriel for the then vicar, the Revd. William Angell. Under Gabriel’s supervision the old church was refenestrated, a north aisle was added and the chancel was re-roofed and given a new east wall. The present character of the interior is largely conferred by Gabriel’s restoration, which saw the chancel completely refitted, the nave given a new pulpit, reading desk and benches and the building re-floored with encaustic tiles. The significance of the church lies mainly in its medieval fabric.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

Church of England (2021) A Church Near You https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/9711/ [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
James Miles (2019) Bell frames of historic importance 1 Listed Bell Frame [Archive/Index]
1 Listed Bell Frame
Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 2 Bells [Archive/Index]
2 Bells
Weaver Khan (23 Jan 2020) Fyfield trial hole [Digital Archive/Document]
Fyfield trial hole