Church of St Nicholas, Wickham,Hampshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot
N 50° 53.983 W 001° 11.010
30U E 627733 N 5640244
Quick Description: St Nicholas's church is sited at a cross roads at the edge of the town of Wickham which is a few miles north of Fareham in Hampshire. Wickham is at the south end of the lovely Meon Valley.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/2/2008 11:13:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM52WH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member OpinioNate
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Long Description:
The Church is a good example of a church built upon a large, almost circular mound. It has probably been sacred ground for many centuries before the coming of Christianity. In all probability St. Wilfrid dedicated the first Christian church here before 670AD.. The present church dates from the Norman period being built in 1170. Many changes took place to the building in the 13th century and it was further extended in later centuries.
In the 1870s the church underwent a 15 year restoration, the Norman door arch being fitted into the new tower and the north transept being rebuilt. At the same time the outside of the church was clad in local flint. Other alterations took place in the 1950s.
The tower originally contained a peel of five bells cast between 1767 and 1772. The bells were re-hung in 1890 and a new bell added at the same time.
Building Materials: Stone

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