The Parish of South Lafford
St Nicholas' Church, Walcot, NG34 0ST
The church of St. Nicholas is a grade 2 listed building and dates back to the 12th Century with additions and adaptations up to the 18th Century and restorations in 1899, 1907 and 1926.
The architectural style is mainly Decorated, the interior being of an earlier, Early English date. It consists of a Perpendicular Clerestory, a Nave, Aisles, and a Tower with Crocketed Broached Spire containing 4 bells. In the Aisle to the south is a Canopied Niche with Buttresses and Pinnacles. In the Chancel is a Piscina and a Priest’s Door.
Pevsner notes a 17th century south entrance Panelled Door incorporating a Wicket, and the existence of an 1809 Paten by William Fountain. Marrat describes two Brass Plates, to Isaac Lavington (d. 1635) and John Lavington (d. 1637), in the floor of the North Aisle, and gives the patron of St Nicholas' as Sir Gilbert Heathcote. Within the churchyard is a Grade I listed shaft of a 14th Century Cross with a later added Sundial.
Also in the churchyard is a 250 year old Weeping Beech tree which has a Tree Preservation Order.
Church Roof Repair
Great News! The work is now complete, replacing the stolen lead with terne coated stainless steel.
Collection of second-hand clothes.
This raises £400 for every tonne collected. Please bag up any old clothes (in good condition). shoes (laces tied together), bags, belts and cuddly toys and leave in the garage at The Grange, Walcot or The Old School, Pickworth ready for the next collection in spring 2019. Sheets, blankets, towels and duvet covers are welcome (please don't include any bric a brac, curtains or duvets/pillows).
We collect and recycle old mobile phones and used printer ink cartridges for which we are paid money – please drop any contributions in the box at the rear of the church. We also hold quiz nights and barbecues from time to time – please keep an eye out for announcements in ‘The Voice’
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