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West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
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SP 28715 11390


ASTHALL SP2811 17/4 Church of Saint Nicholas 12/09/55 GV II*

Church. Romanesque origins. C13 north transept, north aisle, and chancel; C14 remodelling of north transept; restoration of c.1885 by Collier and Merrin. Random-coursed stone rubble; stone slate roof. 3 bay nave and north aisle, north transept, chancel and west tower. Stone porch to centre of north aisle, with 2-centred archway with hoodmould and C19 ribbed door. C19 six-panel double inner door to 2-centre arched doorway with hoodmould having carved end stops. 3-light stone mullion window with cusped lights to left of north aisle. Lancet to right of north aisle. 3-light Reticulated tracery window to north end of north transept. 3-light stone mullion window with ogee-headed lights to left of nave. 3-light stone mullion window with cusped lights to right of nave. Triple lancet to right of chancel. 2-light Plate tracery window to centre of chancel. 2-light stone mullion window with cusped lights to left of chancel. West end: 3-light Geometrical tracery window to end of North aisle. West tower of 3 stages: C19 ribbed door to 2-centred arched doorway with hoodmould. 3-light Rectilinear-tracery window to west side of second stage. 2-light Rectilinear-tracery louvred openings to each side of third stage. Battlemented parapet. Interior: chancel has barrel-vaulted panelled roof with painted panels. C19 wall paintings with a dado to sanctuary of fleur-de-lys and roundels; above dado are roundels depicting various Biblical figures. C19 encaustic tile floor to chancel, C19 altar rail. C19 two-centred chancel arch. 2-centred arch from chancel to north transept on half-columns. North transept has arch-braced collar truss roof, and tomb recess of c.1350 of reclining female figure having lion to feet with 2-centred cusped and crocketed gabled arch flanked by finials. C19 arch-braced collar truss roof to nave, with kingposts. Arcade to north aisle of 3 two-centred arches on round piers with square bases and capitals. 2-centred arch to tower with C19 wood screen. Arch-braced collar-truss roof to north aisle. 2-centred arch from north aisle to transept on columns with volute capitals. Romanesque round stone font to north aisle with C19 wood cover. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1979, pp424-425)

Listing NGR: SP2871511390


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J, The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 424-5


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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/09058/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Jack Hedges. Source Historic England Archive
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