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St Nicholas, Curdworth, Warwickshire

(52°31′58″N, 1°44′25″W)
SP 177 928
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Warwickshire
now Warwickshire
  • Harry Bodenham

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The church consists of an aisleless nave and chancel of 12thc. origin, a Perpendicular W tower and S porch. The chancel has two 12thc. clasping, corner buttresses at the E end with one central buttress shortened to make way for a large 14thc. window. The N and S walls have central buttresses. The nave has three buttresses intact on the S side; similarly on the N side. There is a 12thc. blocked N doorway to the nave and a plain deeply splayed high-level window also in the N wall. In the S wall the slightly splayed internal reveals of the S doorway survive. In the chancel there are two plain, deeply splayed high-level windows in the N wall and one remaining in the S wall. Sections of a plain chamfered interior string course remain in the chancel. 12thc. sculpture is found on the chancel arch and the font.


The advowson of Curdworth church followed the descent of the Manor of Berwood until the attainder of Edward Arden in 1583 when it became attached to the Manor of Curdworth. In 1618 the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield collated to the living. Howard Dyland surrendered his parts of the advowson to the Bishop of Birmingham in 1929.


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches




VCH, 4:65-67