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Vale of White Horse (District Authority)
Eaton Hastings
National Grid Reference:
SU 26281 98558


EATON HASTINGS SU29NE Church of St Michael 2/75 21/11/66 GV II*

Parish church. Mainly C13 but restored in 1870, 1872 and 1895. Rubble stone with a gabled stone tiled roof. 3 bay nave, 3-bay chancel, S porch and W bellcote. 2- and 3-light Early English lancets to S wall of nave, blocked Norman doorway, one Early English lancet on N wall of nave. W window of 3 stepped trefoiled lancets with quatrefoils above. Single lancet windows to N and S walls of chancel, E window of 3 stepped pointed-trefoiled lights. C19 porch with gabled stone tiled roof and a C13 S doorway with a rounded-trefoiled head. C19 gabled bellcote. The S aisle has disappeared leaving an aisleless interior with the remains of an Early English arcade on the S wall of the nave of plain character. Also an Early English cusped tomb recess on S wall. Deep splays to the Norman and Early English windows on N wall. Chancel arch is Transitional with abaci of saltire crosses but a pointed arch with a slight chamfer. Early English sedilia in the chancel - a recess with 2 half shafts on heads and with stiff leaf capitals. Also a trefoil-headed piscina. Open rafter roof throughout with tie beams, queen posts and tier of wind braces. Fine set of stained glass by Morris & Co: 1874 nave N side, St Matthew with Angel by Edward Burne-Jones; 1877 chancel N side, Christ walking on the water also by Burne-Jones; 1935 W window, St Raphael after a design by William Morris, St Michael after a design by Ford Madox Brown and St Gabriel after another design by Morris. E window by Clayton and Bell depicting scences from the gospels. Polygonal Jacobean pulpit with much strapwork and arcading. Font also Jacobean - an octagonal stone base with octagonal bowl and contemporary wooden cover with a crucifix supported by 4 brackets. A C Sewter, The Stained Glass of Williams Morris and his Circle, 1975, 2, 67.

Listing NGR: SU2628198558


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Sewter, A , The Stained Glass of William Morris and his Circle, (1975), 2 67


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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