Church of St Nicholas, Otham :: Shared Description

St Nicholas's is a parish church in Otham, begun in the 12th century with additions in the next two centuries. It is a Grade I listed building. LinkExternal link
Construction of the church began in the late 12th century. The chapels on the north side were added in the 14th century. The steeply pitched roof is covered with clay tiles.
The square tower is attached to the south side of the church at the junction between the nave and the chancel. It is buttressed on both faces of the external corners and has been extended vertically with a 16th-century timber weatherboarded belfry topped by a timber hipped roof and an octagonal timber spire.
Internally, a 14th-century font is set on a chamfered base with a face, two calves' heads and a leaf. Monuments in the chancel are to Thomas Hendley (d. 1590), Levinus Buffkin (d. 1622), John Hendley (d. 1676), Thomas Fludd (d. 1688) and William and Dorothea Henley (d. 1762 and 1785). In the Chancel chapel are monuments to Elizabeth Hendley (d. 1697) and Bowyer Hendley (d. 1742). The churchyard contains two Grade II listed monuments.
by N Chadwick
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TQ7854 : Church of St Nicholas, Otham by N Chadwick
TQ7854 : St Nicholas Church, Otham by N Chadwick
TQ7854 : Church of St Nicholas by N Chadwick


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Created: Sun, 9 Nov 2014, Updated: Sun, 9 Nov 2014

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