Monument record 0154300000 - OLD ST NICHOLAS' CHURCH, TAPLOW

Summary

Documentary history of old medieval church of St Nicholas, demolished in 1828 and 1852.

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument 1014781: SAXON BARROW, CHURCH AND CEMETERIES IN THE OLD CHURCHYARD AT TAPLOW COURT
  • Planning Notification Area: Prehistoric hillfort, Saxon burial mound, site of Medieval parish church, 18th and 19th century park and gardens at Taplow Court

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • PARISH CHURCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1852 AD)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0028 m Width 0007
CHURCH APPROPRIATED TO MERTON PRIORY, 1197 (B1).
CHURCH PROBABLY C12 IN ORIGIN, THOUGH SINGLE REFERENCE TO FOUNDATIONS OF SAXON CHURCH NEARBY (B2-3).
CHURCH STOOD ON PLATEAU EDGE JUST SW OF TAPLOW COURT (B1,B4-5).
PARTLY DEMOLISHED 1828 WHEN NEW CHURCH BUILT. RUINS STOOD UNTIL 1852 (B1,B5-6).
SCHEDULED (B23).
In 1639, the land holding associated with the church is described as a 'parsonage howse, a great barne, a lesser thatched barne, a stable at the end of it an out howse, all in good repaire, a great orchyard, and a little orchyard behinde the great barne, with two gardens and a little court yard, the ground that conteyneth all these with the great yard is two acres more or lesse' . The list of church dues includes an option to the buried in 'Mr Hampsons vault' in the chancel (B24).
Resistivity survey carried out by Marlow Archaeological Society in 2005 revealed plan of the church (B28, B29,B30).

Sources (32)

  • <1>SBC15508 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 P241.
  • <2>SBC14058 Bibliographic reference: SCRIMGEOUR G E & FARLEY M E (BCM) NOV 1987 TAPLOW & ITS SETTING PP8-13 (DRAFT MANUSCRIPT FILED IN C.
  • <3>SBC5867 Bibliographic reference: GRENFELL W H LORD DESBOROUGH 1923 ST NICHOLAS' CHURCH, TAPLOW IN TAPLOWPARISHMAGAZINE"".
  • <4>SBC7746 Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 3 PP298-304.
  • <5>SBC11180 Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SU 98 SW 05 (FILED).
  • <6>SBC14333 Bibliographic reference: SHEAHAN P853.
  • <7>SBC16430 Bibliographic reference: WATERCOLOURS IN SOC OF ANTIQUARIES OF LONDON RED PORTFOLIO (BUCKS) F.27.
  • <8>SBC16424 Graphic material: WATERCOLOUR (SEPIA) COPIED BY MISS BOURKE FROM ORIGINAL DRAWING BY MISS VANSITTART NEALE 1815, IN BR.
  • <9>SBC11650 Graphic material: PENCIL SKETCH BY JAMES RUTLAND, MAY 1849, IN BRO (REF: D/GR/14/84/1).
  • <10>SBC13843 Bibliographic reference: RUTLAND J (MS) ST NICHOLAS CHURCH, TAPLOW IN BRO (REF: D/X/748/9)(PHOTO-COPY IN CAS FILE).
  • <11>SBC5690 Bibliographic reference: GIBBS R 1889 STATE OF BUCKS PARISH CHURCHES IN C16 & C17, RECSOFBUCKS6PP246-247"".
  • <12>SBC2936 Bibliographic reference: CHURCH LEDGER IN BRO (REF PR203/28/1)(NOTES FROM THIS SOURCE BY A R PIKE (BCM), FILED).
  • <13>SBC11742 Bibliographic reference: PEVSNER N 1960 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE P265.
  • <14>SBC14794 Bibliographic reference: ST NICHOLAS TAPLOW - A SHORT HISTORY (CHURCH GUIDE, FILED).
  • <15>SBC12833 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 PP293-294.
  • <16>SBC13271 Article in serial: RECS OF BUCKS 18 1969 P326 (NOTE BY A H PACKE).
  • <17>SBC795 Bibliographic reference: BAKER G T & ADLAM R P 1970 ARCHIVE ALBUM OF THE OPENING OF TAPLOW VAULT OF THE HAMPSONS & ORKNEYS (C.
  • <18>SBC15116 Bibliographic reference: TIMESPAN (MTAHS NEWSLETTER) 21 1977 P10/ COPIES OF COLOUR PRINTS (FILED).
  • <19>SBC8314 Graphic material: MEASURED PLAN OF TAPLOW COURT & CHURCHYARD (PHOTOCOPY, FILED) COPY IN BRO (REF: ).
  • <20>SBC9978 Graphic material: NUMBERED PLAN & DETAILED ACCOMPANYING LIST OF GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS.
  • <21>SBC3182 Bibliographic reference: COPP A & ROYLE C 1987 REPORT ON THE SURVEYS CONDUCTED AT TAPLOW COURT/ FELL D, DANIELL C & RIMMER P.
  • <22>SBC4001 Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1985. LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST: BUCKINGHAMSHIRE: DISTRICT OF SOUTH BUCKS.
  • <23>SBC14043 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1996. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS: SAM 19050.
  • <24>SBC19033 Article in serial: Michael Reed. 1988. Buckinghamshire Glebe Terriers 1578-1640. pp200-1.
  • <25>SBC22302 Article in serial: David Stocker and David Went. 1995. 'The Evidence for a Pre-Viking Church Adjacent to the Anglo-Saxon Barrow at Taplow, Buckinghamshire', in Archaeological Journal Vol 152. Vol 152.
  • <26>SBC20138 Unpublished document: Mike Farley. 1997. Correspondence and notes about geophysical survey and parchmark survey.
  • <27>SBC19197 Unpublished document: Mark Ward. 1997. The Archaeology of Taplow Court, South Buckinghamshire In Association With A Geophysical Survey.
  • <28>SBC22949 Unpublished document: Elias Kupferman. 2006. Geophysical survey at the Old Churchyard of St Nicolas Church, Taplow.
  • <29>SBC22946 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2007. Taplow Court, Buckinghamshire: Draft Publication Report. pp186-7,188-9.
  • <30>SBC22540 Unpublished document: Marlow Archaeological Society. 2005. Taplow Court: Fieldwork Record Drawings - Survey & Resistivity October 2005.
  • <31>SBC23605 Bibliographic reference: Tim Allen, Chris Hayden & Hugo Lamdin-Whymark. 2009. From Bronze Age Enclosure to Anglo-Saxon Settlement: Archaeological Excavations at Taplow Hillfort.
  • <32>SBC22910 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2007. Lift Pit, Taplow Court, Taplow: Archaeological Investigations Report.

Location

Grid reference SU 90630 82180 (point)
Civil Parish TAPLOW, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (6)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Survey: Geophysical survey (Ref: 877) (EBC17204)
  • Event - Survey: Parchmark Survey of St Nicholas's Churchyard, Taplow (EBC16345)

Record last edited

Dec 5 2011 11:15AM

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