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West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Minster Lovell
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SP 32402 11371


MINSTER LOVELL MANOR ROAD SF3211 (South side) 19/114 Church of Saint Kenelm 12/09/55 GV I

Church. Mid C15, incorporating some earlier work. Coursed stone rubble; stone slate roofs, roof of tower not visible. 2-bay chancel, central tower, 2-bay transepts and 3-bay nave. North side: gabled stone porch to left of nave with 2-centre archway on columns. C19 plank door to 4-centre-arched doorway with moulted surround and plain spandrels. 4-centre-arched niche above door. Image niche at angle to left of door with cusped 4-centre arch. Braced collar-truss roof to porch. 2-light Rectilinear-tracery window to right of nave. 3-light Rectilinear-tracery windows to left and right of chancel, and to north end of north transpet. 5-light Rectilinear-tracery window to east end. South side: blocked 2-centre-arched doorway with hood mould to right of nave. 4-centre-arched doorway with C19 plank door to centre of chancel. 2-light Rectilinear-tracery window to left of nave. 3-light Rectilinear-tracery windows to left and right of chancel and to south end of south transpet. West end: blocked doorway to centre with 2-centre-arched surround with hood mould having damaged carved end-stops. 5-light Rectilinear-tracery window above. Tower: 2-light Rectilinear-tracery louvred opening to each side of bell chamber; battlemented parapet. Interior: reredos of 1876 by J.L. Pearson. Sedilia to right of altar. 4-centre-arched doorway to vestry with probably C16 plank door. Braced collar truss roof to chancel, altar area panelled with moulded ribs and carved bosses. Early C20 choir stalls. 2-centre chancel arch on shafted piers with squinches to each side. Vaulted crossing has rose bosses at intersections of ribs. Mid C19 stone pulpit. Shafted piers to crossing. Braced collar-truss roofs to north and south transepts, and to nave. South transept has alabaster tomb-chest, probably to William, Lord Lovell, having recumbent figure in armour to top with feet on lion and head on helmet, tracery panels to sides have figures and armorial shields. C15 octagonal stone font with traceried pier and quatrefoils to cardinal sides of octagonal basin. C15 pews to nave. History: probably built by William, Lord Lovell. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1979, pp706-707; "Minster Lovell Hall", A.J. Taylor, HBMCE, 1985)

Listing NGR: SP3240511370


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J, The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 706-7
Taylor, A J, Minster Lovell Hall, (1985)


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: 03 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/09961/32
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