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South Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Marsh Baldon
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SU 56156 99099


SU5699 HARSH SALOON BALDON LANE (South side) 10/6 Church of St. Peter 18/07/63


Church. C14 and C15, north aisle late C18 rebuilt 1890 by Micklethwaite and Somers Clarke who restored the church. Rendered limestone rubble and limestone ashlar; plain-tile roof. Nave, chancel, north aisle and vestry, west tower and south porch. Chancel has a Tudor-arched 3-light east window with ogee tracery, and to south 2 more C15 windows of different design, one 4 centred, the other pointed segmental. The nave has a square-headed C14 window and a single-light ogee-headed window. The timber-framed south porch may be C14 but was repaired in 1589. It shelters a shouldered doorway, with a Romanesque mass dial set in the tympanum, containing an old studded plank door. The C14 tower has a 2-light west window with reticulated tracery, ogee-headed belfry openings, and becomes octagonal near the top with large corbels. The north aisle has ogee-headed windows of 2 and 3-lights. Interior: chancel has an elaborate cusped C15 piscina and sedilia formed from extensions of the window recesses. To north a C15 window opens into the north aisle. Nave has a simple 4-bay north arcade of 1890. Earlier roofs have C19 boarding; north aisle roof has braced collar trusses. Plastered tympanum above chancel step has a hatchment on its east face. Fittings include a fine Jacobean oak pulpit with double-arched carved panels and a canopy with pendants. East and south-east windows of chancel contain much C14 and C15 stained glassy 2-light window in nave of 1902 by Heaton, Butler and Bayne. Large painting, in a Gothick niche at east end of north aisle, by Pompeo Battoni after Guido Reni's "The Annunciation", was formerly in the Chapel of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and was presented in 1794 by Sir Christopher Willoughby. Monuments include a brass inscription and shield to John Danvers (died 1616), and a large white marble Baroque wall monument to Anna Pollard (died 1701) with barley-twist columns, Corinthian capitals, and a swan-neck pediment supporting cherubs and a cartouche of arms. 2 late C18 Gothick wall tablets erected by Sir Christopher Willoughby. The sanctuary floor contains various C17 and C18 ledgers. (V.C.H,1 Oxfordshire, Vol.V, p.45. Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: pp,698-9).

Listing NGR: SU5615699099


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 698-9
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1957), 45


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: 18 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/05982/04
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