Church of St Mary, High Street, Adderbury - Cherwell

Early C13 and early C14; chancel and vestry 1409-19; chancel restored c.1831 by J.C. Buckler; nave, c.1866 by Sir G.G. Scott; further restoration 1886 by J.O, Scott. Marlstone rubble and ashlar with limestone-ashlar dressings. Cruciform plan with north and south aisles and porches, vestry and west tower, with imposing spire. The high level stonework to the tower and parapets are suffering from the expansion of metal cramps, with stone erosion and spalling and now in urgent need of repair. A Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship was accepted and the works commenced in July 2018.

Church of St Mary, High Street, Adderbury - Cherwell
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1200012
  • Local Planning Authority: Cherwell
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: High Street
  • County: Oxfordshire
  • District / Borough: Cherwell
  • Parish: Adderbury
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Banbury
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA