HISTORY OF ST NICHOLAS
The earliest reference to a church at Newington can be found in the Domesday Book of 1086 with the list of priests just inside the church door going back as far as 1220.
The Nave, Chancel and Belfry were built before the medieval period, and there are distinct signs of Saxon architecture.
The North Aisle was added in the early 14th century and the Chapel was built in the late 14th century.
In 1771 the parishes of Newington and Cheriton were first united for many decades and in early 21st century the parishes have again united forming a combined 'Benefice'.
There is a booklet for sale in the church giving a fuller history.
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