St Nicholas Churchyard

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St Nicholas Churchyard

Thame Road
Piddington, Cherwell District, Oxfordshire, OX6 0PY England
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Piddington was originally part of the ecclesiastical parish of Ambrosden. By 1152 "Ralph the hermit" had established Holy Cross chapel on Muswell Hill about 1 mile (2 km) south of the village. Until the English Reformation, Piddington villagers used to process to the chapel on Christian feast days. The last ruins of the chapel are reported to have disappeared in 1800.
The chapel of Saint Nicholas in Piddington is known to have existed by 1309. It is now Piddington's Church of England parish church. Its chancel was built in about 1300, but contains features added in the Decorated style in about 1350. The original 13th century nave was rebuilt in the 14th or late 13th century. A number of the nave windows were added later in the Perpendicular style.The present bell tower was built in the 16th century and now has four bells. St. Nicholas' parish church was repaired in 1826 and restored in 1855. In 1898 it was restored again under the architect John Oldrid Scott, whose alterations included replacing the chancel arch. A 14th century wall painting of Saint Christopher on the north wall of the nave was discovered in 1896 and restored in 1935.

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GPS Coordinates: 51.84775, -1.07239

  • Added: 6 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2380180