Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1046892

Date first listed: 07-Dec-1966

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST OLAVE


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Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST OLAVE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell (District Authority)

Parish: Fritwell

National Grid Reference: SP 52452 29301


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FRITWELL SP52NW 3/24 Church of St. Olave 07/12/66 GV II*

Church. C12, C13 and C14, restored and partly rebuilt 1864 by G.E. Street. Coursed squared limestone rubble with limestone-ashlar and some marlstone-ashlar dressings; lead, Stonesfield-slate and plain-tile roofs. Chancel, nave, north and south aisles, west tower and south porch. Restored C13 chancel has a C19 east window, but retains a small lancet to north and an ogee-headed C14 lancet to south; the buttresses incorporate C15 carved panelling. The narrow lean-to south aisle has a small lancet to east and a restored lancet to west, but has square-headed C14 and C15 windows to south of 2 and 3 lights; the fine C12 doorway, sheltered by a C19 porch, has chevron ornament surrounding a tympanum carved with 2 beasts devouring a tree. The north aisle, which is also parapetted in marlstone, has similar windows to north but the east and west windows are traceried; the C12 doorway is plainer but has a cable mould around the arch. The rebuilt pyramid-roofed tower incorporates tall 2-light C13 bell-chamber openings with plate tracery. Interior: chancel has a re-sited column piscina or stoup of C.1200, and the north wall contains the Romanesque former chancel arch of 2 orders, the outer with chevron decoration. Chancel arch is C19, but the 4-bay nave arcades of 2 chamfered orders are probably C13 on the south, with round columns and some nailhead ornament, and C14 on the north, with octagonal columns. The roofs, including a crown-post roof in the nave, and all the fittings are C19, except for a panelled C14 font which tapers towards the base, and the western gallery, made up from Jacobean woodwork in 1901. (VCH: Oxfordshire, Vol VI, p144; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp608-9)

Listing NGR: SP5245229301


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974)
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1959), 144

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