Tuesday 5 March 2019

Churches (27) : St Nicholas, Great Kimble

The church of St Nicholas in Great Kimble dates back to the twelfth century originally being a simple church with a nave and a small chancel. The font is of the Aylesbury type and dates from around 1190. Arcades were added in the following century.

The chancel was enlarged in the fourteenth century. The tower and clerestory were also added in the fourteenth century. The church was rebuilt in the late 1870s giving it the current flint exterior [1].

St Nicholas' proximity to the Prime Minister's official residence at Chequers means that the odd leader has signed it's visitor book over the years.

[1] Nikolaus Pevsner, Buckinghamshire (Penguin, 1960) p. 144