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South Oxfordshire (District Authority)
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SP 60518 06391


HOLTON SP6ONW 6/107 Church of St. Bartholomew 18/07/63


Church. Late C12, early C14 and C15, restored 1844. Limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; old plain-tile roof. Cruciform plan with west tower, south porch and vestry. Chancel has a cusped lancet to north and south, a 2-light C14 window in the south wall, and a rebuilt east wall of 1868 containing a 3-light window with Reticulated tracery. C15 rebuilt south transept has square-headed windows of 2 and 3 ogee lights, and there are 3-light C15 windows in the south and north walls of the nave. C12 north transept retains a small round-headed opening and has a cusped lancet in the north gable wall. Medieval belicote on nave gable. The 3-stage C15 tower has 2-light traceried belfry openings below a plain parapet, a 2-light west window with Perpendicular tracery, and a west door with cusped recessed spandrels under a label. The porch, dated 1845, shelters a fine Transitional doorway with chevron and dogtooth ornament. Interior: Simple C12 piscina in chancel; Transitional arches to chancel and transepts, all with traces of early painted decoration; 7-canted plastered roofs to nave and transepts with C15 moulded tie beam in nave. Fittings include a C17 communion table. Fragments of C13 grisaille glass in chancel; fragment of early stained glass in north transept; west window has C16 armorial light; east window 1868 by Powell. Monuments include brasses to 2 William Bromes (died 1461 and 1599); wall monument to John Brome (died 1558) of alabaster with obelisks flanking a painted achievement; armorial brasses to two C17 Whorwoods in chancel floor; C18 and early C19 marble wall monuments to members of Schutz family in north transept. The earlier William Brome is reputed to have been responsible for the C15 work. Listed Grade I on account of relatively-complete medieval fabric plus interior features. (V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp.649-50).

Listing NGR: SP6051906395


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 649-50
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1957)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 08 Sep 2006
Reference: IOE01/12743/32
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