39. HAZELEIGH. (E.b.)
(O.S. 6 in. liv. S.W.)
Hazeleigh is a small parish 2½ m. S.W. of
(1). Parish Church of St. Nicholas (Plate,
p. xxxiii) stands near the middle of the parish. The
walls are of plastered timber-framing and the roofs
are tiled. The Chancel was built in the 16th
century or perhaps earlier. The Nave was re-built
in the 17th and 18th century but incorporates
much material of an earlier date. The Vestry and
South Porch were perhaps added at the same time.
The Church, Plan
Architectural Description—The Chancel (11½ ft.
by 13¼ ft.), North Vestry and South Porch, have
no ancient features except the timber-framing.
The Nave (25½ ft. by 17¾ ft.) has in the N. wall
two original windows, each of three lights in a
square head with moulded frame and mullions.
Over the W. end is a timber bell-turret.
The Roofs of the chancel and nave are ceiled
and have principals with curved braces; the
purlins of the chancel have curved side braces.
Fittings—Communion Rails: with heavy
moulded rail and symmetrically turned balusters,
Condition—Ruinous (since demolished).
(2). Hazeleigh Hall, house and moat, E. of
the church. The House is of two storeys with
attics, timber-framed and plastered; the roofs are
tiled. The main block was built probably in the
16th century, and there are 17th-century and later
additions at the back. Inside the building is some
early 17th-century panelling and a door of moulded
battens. The roof, of five bays, has curved wind-braces.
The Moat is incomplete.
Condition—Of house, good.