St Nicholas Church, Islip, Oxfordshire

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Brief description

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Nicholas%27_Church,_Islip

"Tradition holds that Edward the Confessor (circa 1004–66) was baptised in a church in Islip.[1] The Church of England parish church of Saint Nicholas the Confessor has certainly existed since at least 1065, but the earliest part of the present building is the arcade between the nave and north aisle, which was built in about 1200 in the Transitional style between Early English and Decorated Gothic.[2] The chancel was rebuilt in 1780.[2] In 1861 the Gothic Revival architect E.G. Bruton remodelled the chancel and restored the rest of the church.[2]

In 1824 some medieval wall-paintings were uncovered in the south aisle.[3] They included an Adoration of the Magi[4] and a weighing of souls,[5] both of which were considered to have been painted late in the 14th century.[4] There was also an earlier Adoration, over which the later version had been painted, and there was also a Resurrection.[6] All the paintings were plastered over during Bruton's restoration of the St. Nicholas' in 1861.[6]

William Buckland, theologian, geologist and palaeontologist, is buried at the church.

St. Nicholas' parish church is Islip's only Grade I Listed Building.[7]"

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St Nicholas Church, Islip, Oxfordshire

Islip

Kidlington

OX5 2TA

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Website

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