Looking to the Future, Caring for the Past
St Nicholas, Baulking. Listed Grade I
The parish church of Saint Nicholas was built at the beginning of the 13th century as a dependent chapel of Uffington. The chancel has Early English Gothic lancet windows. In the 14th century diagonal buttresses were added to the church and two Decorated Gothic windows were added in the south wall of the nave. The Perpendicular Gothic window in the north wall of the nave was added late in the 15th century. The oak pulpit and nave roof are Jacobean.
Footprint available: 2 x 5 metres.
Facilities added: DDA toilet with baby changing, kitchenette, vestry, storage, and organ gallery.
Additional requirements: community space and flexibility in use of the gallery.
Special features: Sliding organ platform and Trench Arch sustainable drainage system.
New kitchenette opens into the new community/multi-use space.
Concealed sink below a Corian worktop offers a more flexible kitchen space.
A pocket sliding door on the toilet allows more room for circulation.
To make the gallery more flexible, the organ has been placed on a sliding platform that can be operated by one person.
**Work carried out while working for GBS Architects