St Nicholas Churchyard

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High Street
Taplow, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, SL6 0ET England
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There has been a Christian presence in Taplow since the 7th century and a Norman church was built next to Taplow Court at the top of Berry Hill. That church was pulled down in the 1820s and a new church built on the present site in the village a few years later. In 1865, the chancel was added at the east end; then in 1911/12 the rest of the church was substantially rebuilt with the copper spire added to the tower. The dedication to St. Nicolas has been spelt in that way only since the 20th century - a window in the chancel, dated 1898, has the more traditional English spelling with an "h". The site of the original church is still accessible in the grounds of Taplow Court where a cross and some gravestones remain. Also on this site is a Saxon burial mound where a rich hoard of artefacts was excavated, now in the British Museum. Close to the original site is Bapsey Pool where Birinus, Bishop of Dorchester, baptised converts in the year 635.

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GPS Coordinates: 51.5313140, -0.6867530

  • Added: 21 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2385466