Chiltern Society PhotoGroup

St Nicholas church has a Perpendicular-style tower 57 ft (17.3m) high, dating from the first half of the 15th century. The west face was restored in 1961 when the drab Victorian plasterwork was removed to reveal the original squares of chalk clunch, flint and limestone. This chessboard pattern was devised in the Middle Ages to make a tower both weather-resistant and decorative. The church flies the flag of the Diocese of St Albans.
Author: M Parry