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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1052931



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Steeple Barton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 27-Aug-1957

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 252924

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STEEPLE BARTON CHURCH LANE SP42SW (East side) 3/270 Church of St. Mary 27/08/57

GV II* Church. Early C14 and C15, with C15 west tower; restored 1850 by Buckler. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings; stone-coped gabled artificial stone slate roof. Chancel and aisled nave with west tower. Two-bay chancel has mid C19 reticulated 3-light Perpendicular-style windows to south, and vestry with similar window and octagonal stone stack to north. 3-bay nave has pointed arched doorway and similar windows to north, and similar windows and 2-light Decorated-style west window to south aisle. Mid C19 gabled south porch: hood mould with head stops over early C14 pointed moulded south doorway with jamb shafts. 2-stage crenellated west tower: 3-light Perpendicular west window above arched and square-headed doorway with quatrefoil spandrels; offset corner buttresses, and upper stage of ironstone; offset corner buttresses, and upper stage of ironstone with hood moulds over stone-louvred 2-light windows with arched lights and sunk spandrels. Interior: chancel has Minton tile floor, and mid C19 arch-braced roof supported on corbels of carved angels. Mid C19 chancel arch. Early C14 five-bay south arcade has hood moulds with head stops over double-chamfered arches supported on octagonal piers with carved heads, one with linking arms, to 3 capitals. Mid C19 arch-braced nave roof, with 3 early C14 head corbels to NE. South aisle has similar roof with 2 early C14 head corbels, an early C14 Decorated piscina, and a fluted C12 tub font with moulded base. C15 tower arch. C17 and C18 ledger stones. Mid C19 fittings, and stained glass in chancel. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p788; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol XI, pp73-4; National Monuments Record)

Listing NGR: SP4482424896

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 788
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1983), 73-4

National Grid Reference: SP 44824 24896


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