Ashchurch Parish Church

St. Nicholas Church
Photos by John Wilkes of Cam
near Dursley, Gloucestershire
The Gloucestershire Photo Library

Page composition by Allan Taylor of Vancouver, Canada
St. Nicholas church has an unusually long and narrow nave. The north aisle of the nave was added in the late 13th C with an arcade of six bays, later supported by flying buttresses. There is a 15th C clerestory with embattled parapet. The west tower is late 14th C with an embattled parapet and diagonal buttresses with crocketed and panelled pinnacles. Inside the church, the walls are scraped and the floors stone-flagged. The stone font comprises a 16th C octagonal bowl and pillar on a 14th C pedestal and plinth. The stained glass east window is by Hardman; the other windows are mainly by Kempe.