The church of St Nicholas in Wilden is situated in the middle of the village to the south of the High Street. Limited parking is available off Rectory Lane outside the church.
Patron Saint: St Nicholas
The church consists of an aisleless nave and chancel, south porch, west tower and vestry to the north-east. The chancel is around 31 feet by 15 feet with the nave adding around 55 feet in a width of around 20 feet. The tower is some 9 feet square and around 55 feet high.
The current building dates from C15 although there was an earlier building on the site with a small part of the south wall dating from C14. The building is of cobbles with some ashlar dressing to the buttresses.
The south side of the chancel has two windows surrounding the priest’s door.
Whilst they are of similar styles the eastern is wider. Both windows are of three cinquefoiled lights with perpendicular tracery above.
The south side of the aisleless nave has three windows, two to the east of the porch and a smaller window to the west.
The windows to the east of the porch match the style of those in the chancel.
The south porch has small square headed single trefoiled light unglazed windows to the east and west. The porch, like the chancel has a plain parapet whist the nave and tower are embattled.
The western window on the south side of the church dates from the earlier building and is much smaller being of two trefoiled lights with geometric tracery above under a two-centred arch.
The west tower is of three stages with transomed belfry openings of two cinquefoiled lights. There are square headed two-light cinquefoiled windows in the stage below the belfry to the north and south.
The restored west doorway has a square head over a pointed arch with carvings in the spandrels with foliage in the north spandrel and an owl in the south. The slightly offset west window has three cinquefoiled lights with perpendicular tracery under a two-centred arch.
The north side of the church has a similar layout of windows in the nave to those in the south.
The western window is of a similar size to its partner on the south side but is in C15 style with two cinquefoiled lights with perpendicular tracery above under a four-centred arch. The north doorway is blocked and obscured by the fuel tank.
The two windows on the north side of the church to the east of the doorway are of the same style as those on the south side.
The north side of the chancel is obscured by the modern vestry leaving a blocked two light window to the west
The east window is of three cinquefoiled lights with perpendicular tracery under a two-centred arch.