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Cherwell (District Authority)
Hardwick with Tusmore
National Grid Reference:
SP 57710 29576


HARDWICK WITH TUSMORE HETHE ROAD SP5729 (South side) Hardwick 16/31 Church of St. Mary 07/12/66


Church. C13 chancel and chancel arch. Rest of church almost entirelv rebuilt in 1878 to designs of G.G. Scott junior. South aisle and south porch added at this time. Re-used C13 north and south doorways and large Perpendicular west window. Coursed limestone and squared coursed limestone steeply pitched stone slate roof laid to diminishing courses. Aisled nave, chancel, south porch. 3-window range. Chancel has 3-light reticulated window on east. On north a pointed arched priest's door and 2-light Decorated window on south a 2-light similar window and a trefoiled lancet. South aisle has 2-light Decorated style C19 windows and gabled C19 porch. 3-light C19 west window. Pointed arched south doorway with hood mould and label stops. 3-light Perpendicular west window. Nave has a pointed arched north doorway with C19 door and a 2-light Decorated window. Buttresses on north. Stone coped gables. Bellcote on west. Interior. 3 bay south arcade of C19 restoration. C19 and C20 fixtures and fittings. Inscriptions to Captain Francis Hereman, d.1687; Ralph Hatton, d.1694 and Mary 1717; Ann wife of Nicholas Saers, d.1721; Samuel Todey, d.1721; C18 memorials to members of Freeman family; Brass to Henry Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham, d.1889; East window has mid C14 tracery lights with St. John the Baptist and Christ in Majesty by Clayton and Bell. West window by Burlinson and Grylls with 2 inserted late C15/early C16 panels of the Crucifixion and Christ in Judgement. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1974, pp632-3; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol VI, p172)

Listing NGR: SP5771029576


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 632-3
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1959), 172


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: 27 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04175/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alistair F Nisbet. Source Historic England Archive
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