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Vale of White Horse (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 42929 96298


GARFORD SU4296 17/80 Church of St. Luke

- II

Church. C13, rebuilt 1880 by Edwin Dolby of Abingdon. Coursed limestone rubble, ashlar dressings; gabled C19 tile roof. Nave with north aisle, and chancel with north chapel. 4 bays. Roof of east gable wall raised to higher pitch in 1880: C13 double-lancet window to chancel, and late C19 trefoil-headed window to north chapel. North wall has 3 late C19 three-light windows, with buttress to east and pointed chamfered doorway to west. South wall has C16 three-light mullioned window much restored c.1880, C15 two-light ogee-headed window and 2 similar 1880 windows: gabled timber porch of 1880, C13 pointed roll-moulded doorway to partly ancient door restored 1880. West gable wall has buttress and C13 lancet: timber belfry with hipped old tile roof. Interior: reredos with crucifixion scene. Candelabra hangs from crenellated tie beam of late C19 two-bay roof with moulded beams; late C19 tile floor, benches, altar rail and piscina. Late C19 arch to north chapel. Chancel screen has sixteen C15 open-traceried panels along cornice. Nave: late C19 benches, pulpit and lectern: wrought-iron hour-glass holder. Late C19 arch-braced roof and 4-bay north arcade with coloured shafts to column, and fine octagonal pulpit with foliate panels and blink marble shafts. North aisle has fine candelabra. Painting of church before 1880 restoration hangs next to south door in nave. (V.C.H.: Berkshire, p.359; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.146; National Monuments Record)..

Listing NGR: SU4292996298


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Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1924), 359
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 146


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: 07 Mar 2005
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