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St. Nicholas' Church

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Fascinating historic church

A wonderful mix of architectural styles from Norman to Victorian. Because the church is now... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Bideford, United Kingdom

Now under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, this redundant building is real history. A... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 Oct 2017
“Fascinating historic church”
10 Sep 2017
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

A wonderful mix of architectural styles from Norman to Victorian. Because the church is now redundant the interior is very bare which makes the dramatic tilt of every element of the building even more spectacular. I was lucky enough to be given a guided tour...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank maggies756
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Now under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, this redundant building is real history. A church was first built on this site in 1180, being principally associated with the medieval (now partly demolished) St Bart's Hospital. It is a combination of Norman architecture, medieval...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had to obtain the key to this church from the museum across the road. Once inside, we found a fairly bare interior but the enormous circular piers provide ample evidence of its Norman origins. The monument to Alderman Walton and his wife is lovely...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Although no longer an active church, St Nicholas is opene regularly and staffed by enthusiastic and well-informed volunteers. We were lucky enough to be offered a tour from which we learned far more about the statuary than we would if left to our own devices....More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

This 'redundant church' that dates back to 1190AD is of significat interest to American visitors to Gloucester who want to 'experience' some of their own history. The incumbent of St Nicholas back in the 1730s was the Rev. Samuel Gwinnett. In 1736 he had a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

went to look around it was lovely, its a hidden gem. My 8 year old son thought it was very peaceful and interesting. Will go again.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Mainly used by artists to display new collections, nice peaceful spot . Opposite the Gloucester folk museum.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

I found this church by accident, I had visited Gloucester Cathedral and wanted to see the St Mary Crypt whilst in the town but looking around I could see the church spire so decided to investigate and I'm very pleased I did. As I entered...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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