St Nicholas, Pyrford

St Nicholas’ is in Pyrford (‘ford by a pear-tree’), and dates from the middle of the 12th century. It is a complete building of one period. Three of the original consecration crosses can be seen and some frescoes. It seats just over 100 people – Wisley is smaller. Pyrford was joined to Wisley in 1762 (not 1631), although they were unofficially linked in 1669 by John Oldys, who was already ‘perpetual’ Curate of Pyrford. Elizabeth I often visited Pyrford Place and the church. She is believed to have presented a small chalice, which is in safe keeping in the Cathedral. The Second Earl of Iveagh was Patron of the Living from early in the 20th Century until his death in 1967. Post Code: GU22 8XH