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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: 1216504



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Horley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 08-Dec-1955

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 401743

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HORLEY CHURCH LANE SP4143 (East side) 23/88 Church of St. Etheireda 08/12/55


Church. C12. Chancel and central tower remodelled in C13 and C14. Nave of C13. Clerestory of c.1320. South aisle enlarged C14 and south porch added. North aisle rebuilt C15 re-using the C13 doorway but inserting C15 windows. Nave west window of C17, C17 and C18 repairs. Restored in 1915 by William Weir. Squared coursed ironstone. Steeply pitched stone slate roofs. Stone corner stack. Chancel, central tower, nave, north and south aisles, south porch. 7-window range. Chancel. Priest's doorway on south has plank door, pointed arched head and hood mould. Entrance is flanked by 3-light. Decorating windows with ogee arched hood moulds. 5-light east window has intersecting tracery and hood mould. Chancel has two 3-light Decorated windows on the north. Stone-coped gables. Central tower of 3 stages with crenellated parapet and diagonal buttresses. C12 openings to 3rd stage. Singl and 2-light Perpendicular windows on south. Nave clerestory has 4-Perpendicular windows on north and south with square heads. Parapet. South aisle has 3-light Decorated windows with reticulated and wheel tracery and a 2-light Perpendicular window with square head, hood mould and label stops. Parapet diagonal buttress. Gabled south porch has pointed arched doorway. South door has 2 attached C13 columns with bell capitals. North aisle, C13 re-sited doorway. Three 3-light Perpendicular windows. Hood moulds and label stops. West window of nave renewed in C17. West doorway of C13. Interior. Chancel has a C19 King strut roof. Two C12 piscinas and an aumbry with a round arch with roll moulding. Decorated chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders. Nave has a 4-bay C19 King strut roof. 4-bay nave arcasdes with arches of 2 chamfered orders and alternating round and octagonal piers. Screen and roof loft by Lawrence Dale 1947-50. C18 organ. C12 tub shaped font. Noteable wall paintings; Gigantic St. Christopher c.1450 in north aisle (¨one of the largest and most perfect representations of the Saint in this Country¨ VCH). Post Reformation textes on south wall. Tower has 2 arched tomb recesses and brass c.1500 representing a Civilian and Lady with 6 daughters and several sons. Fragments of early glass; early C15 in north aisle; south aisle. C19 pine pulpit and C19 pews. (Buildings of England; Oxfordshire; 1974, pp652-3; VCH: Oxfordshire, Vol IX, pp134-6; Jnl Bot. Arch. Assoc., Vol 27 (1921), pl, 1-76)

Listing NGR: SP4169643966

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 652-3
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1969), 134-6

National Grid Reference: SP 41685 43965


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