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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: 1180738



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sydenham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1963

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 249094

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1706/12/80 Church of St Mary 18-JUL-63


Church. C13; restored 1850 by J. Billing of Reading with lengthening of nave, rebuilding of tower arches, replacement of tower, addition of north transept and vestry. Knapped flint with stone dressings; old plain-tile roof; weatherboarded spire with a shingle roof. Nave and chancel with central tower. C19 porch with 2-centred archway and doorway; C19 plank door. Lancet windows. Pyramidal spire to right of centre with 2-light louvred opening to each side. Rear; lancet windows to all openings. East end: 3-light intersecting tracery window. West end: paired lancet. Interior: plaster vault to chancel; 2-centred chancel arch. 2-centre crossing-arch. C15 4-bay hammerbeam nave roof with 2 rows of windbraces. 2-bay hammerbeam roof to transept and vestry; piscina to right of crossing-arch; plain round stone font, proabably C12 and decoration cut off. Set into north and south walls of chancel is the rare survival of wooden pulley wheels and corbels of Lenten Veil. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.810-2; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VIII, 1964, p.125-6).

Listing NGR: SP7296301839

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 810-812
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1964), 125-126

National Grid Reference: SP 72963 01839


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