St Katharine’s Church, Ickleford, Herts, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben
N 51° 58.240 W 000° 16.792
30U E 686843 N 5761270
Quick Description: The parish church of Ickleford dating from the 12th century, with 15th century additions and restoration in the 19th century.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/14/2010 6:40:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM9FKM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The parish church of St. Katharine, standing in the middle of the village, is of stone, entirely covered with plaster. It consists of a chancel, nave, south aisle and south chapel, north vestry, west tower and south porch.

The earliest part of the church is the nave, dating from the middle of the 12th century. The chancel and west tower were built early in the following century, and the south porch was added about the middle of the 15th century. In 1859 the church was restored and the south aisle, south chapel and north vestry were added.

In the north wall of the nave are two windows. The eastern of the two north windows, of the 14th century, is of three cinquefoiled lights with tracery in a square head, and the western, of the 15th century, is of two cinquefoiled lights, also with tracery, in a pointed head. The roof is of the 15th century, supported on grotesque stone corbels. The south arcade and clerestory of the nave are modern.

The west tower is of two stages with heavy buttresses, those at the north-west and south-west angles being diagonal. The low pyramidal roof is of lead. The tower arch, which is two-centred, and a small lancet on the south side, are probably original.
Building Materials: Stone

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