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Vale of White Horse (District Authority)
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SU 36003 87794


CHILDREY CHURCH ROW SU38NE (North side) 7/49 Church of St. Mary. 24/11/66


Church. Early C13 nave, late C13 chancel, early C14 transepts, early C15 west tower. Coursed rubble, nave walls rendered, limestone ashlar to west wall of tower; limestone dressings and buttresses; stone slate roof. Cruciform plan with west tower. Geometric, Decorated and Perpendicular styles. Hood mould over 5-light late C15 east windows; north wall of chancel has late C19 vestry and 2- light early C13 window; south wall has two 2-light late C13 windows, late C13 doorway with cusped architrave and late C19 door; hood mould carried over door and continued as string-course around chancel walls. South transept has hood- mould and segmental head over 4-light early C15 south window and 3-light early C15 west window: east wall has label-mould over flat-headed 3-light early C15 window and moulded architrave to door with late C19 leaf. North transept has label-mould and segmental arch over 4-light mullioned and transomed early C15 north window; plain early C15 doorway with late C19 door in west wall; hood mould over 2-light ogee-headed and cusped early C14 window. South wall of nave has one 3-light early C15 window and two 3-light late C15 windows with arched heads to raised clerestory level. South porch is late C15, and has 2-light window with arched heads; early C13 doorway into nave. North wall of nave has two similar early C15 windows with central early C13 blocked door and four similar late C15 windows at clerestorey level. Early C15 west tower with embattled parapet, west door and 2-light windows except segmental arch over 3- light west window. Gabled roofs with moulded parapets, chancel roof being higher than the nave roof. Interior: late C19 linen-fold panelling behind altar; trefoiled heads to sedilia and piscina; late C14 Easter Sepulchre with much oak leaf foliage; benches are late C19, except one late C15 desk and bench with poppy heads to ends; 3-bay late C19 crown post roof; seven C15 and early C16 brasses in chancel floor. Chancel screen has one-light trefoil-headed divisions of late C15 date, but much restored in late C19. One-light squints to transepts. North transept has early C14 ogee arch with ballflower ornament cusping over cross-legged effigy of knight; some late C15 floor tiles; original piscina; 2-bay roof is probably late Clb. South transept has shroud brass of c.1500 in memory of William and Elizabeth Fettiplace set in back wall of late C15 Purbeck marble tomb; 2 early Clb floor-brasses and one wall-brass to Fettiplace family; carved corbels of angels holding various coats of arms support late C15 3-bay roof which has been much restored in late C19. Nave rids late C19 lectern pulpit and benches; lead font of c.1200 with upright figures of bishops taken from the same moulds; simple early C19 wall tablets; 5-bay late C19 roof. (Buildings of England, Berkshire, pp. 114-115.)

Listing NGR: SU3600587797


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 114-5


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: 25 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12656/10
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