Saturday, 26 July 2014

St Nicholas Britwell Salome

Britwell Salome is a village in South Oxfordshire not far from Benson and on the way to Watlington. The St Nicholas Church dates back to the 13th century and was restored in 1867 and now belongs to the Benefice of Icknield. I visited the place on a cold December Morning

Next door is the old rectory which makes me wonder how well of a country parson would have been at the time to have a place like this

First view as you walk through the gate

Entrance porch

Towards the back is the the entrance to the chancel
Going round the north side a small vestry can be seen

The west end with the two bells in the small tower

Looking round is part of the small churchyard

from which you can see some wonderful views
I noticed the date on this headstone of Private W.G.Robinson on the anniversary of his death, I felt It had to be remembered that day

Looking across the west end churchyard

Inside you can see a very simple church as you look down the nave

The Chancel arch seems huge
The Chancels with the Choir stalls
Stained glass chancel window


with a dedication on the base

At the back is the church organ and some of the floor tiles you can see in the church

The Slopes family memorial, he was the rector of the parish in the 1700's

Stone font with wooden font cover and the wood and stone pulpit

As ever the local WI has provided the kneeler covering

Two of the stained glass memorial windows in the church

At the base of one is a dedication to a former Rector of the parish

Another memorial window to a rector from the church, the dedication is
the right

The newton Family Memorial  with a smaller one below to another parishoner

The dedication on the base of another stained glass window, I liked the verse at the end 

I will leave you with this final view of the church and wish you a good Sunday.


  1. Wish you a good sunday too .... Thanks for this post.

  2. you do such an amazing job here-these are my favourite churches,,the rectory is rather ostentation compared to its church. Love the West end shot with the sun...

  3. Goodness, the rectory looks bigger than the church. Very nice post and photos.

  4. i bet the bells are a gorgeous sounding when ringing - what a beauty. ( :
    not one detail is forgotten. wow, wee!! so lovely!!

  5. I love the simplicity of this church, juxtaposed with the rectory. Strange old world!

  6. I love the simplicity of this church, juxtaposed with the rectory. Strange old world!

  7. A real gem, Bill. And your customary excellent tour!

  8. What a wonderful place to see!

  9. This is a lovely old church with beautiful stained glass windows. Interesting observation on the parsonage. These pictures must have been taken in the winter months as the cemetery looks a bit unkempt.

  10. Bill,
    You have done it again. WOW! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  11. Thank you Bill.. St Nicholas' Church is wonderful. It doesn't matter how simple a church may be they always have the loveliest stained glass windows and gorgeous arches. Was that frost on the ground when you arrived? Looks like the sun came up a bit when you were inside, bit warmer later in the morning!