CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1262223
Date first listed:
18-Oct-1949
Date of most recent amendment:
27-Jul-1988
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE, PARK STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE, PARK STREET

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Woodstock
National Grid Reference:
SP 44386 16716

Details

WOODSTOCK PARK STREET SP4416NW (South side) 9/217 Church of St. Mary Magdalene 18/10/49 (Formerly listed as Church of St. Mary Magdalen) GV II* Church. Late C12, enlarged in later medieval period and rebuilt by A.W. Blomfield in 1878, who built north aisle; west tower by John Yenn, 1785. Limestone rubble and squared and coursed limestone with ashlar quoins and dressings; limestone ashlar west tower. Gabled stone slate chancel roof and concrete tile north aisle roof; other shallow-pitched roofs of lead. Chancel, aisled nave and west tower. Late C19 five-light east window of intersecting tracery. 8-bay north aisle, with buttressed walls and crenellated parapet, has 2- and 3-light Decorated-style windows. 2-bay south side of chancel has early C14 two-light rectilinear window, C13 buttress, a C15 pointed arched blocked door and a C15 three-light window with panel tracery. South aisle: segmental-arched late C13 three-light trefoil-headed east window; late C19 buttresses; late C12 doorway, of 2 orders with zig-zag mouldings divided by roll moulding; two mid C13 plate-tracery windows; late C19 two-light geometrical-style windows to west. Late C15 five-bay clerestorey with 3-light ogee-headed windows. Early C14 five-light Curvilinear west window. C15 west porch has offset corner buttresses, canopied niche over pointed moulded doorway, and 2-light cinquefoiled windows: early C14 pointed moulded west doorway, with head stops to labels. West tower, built 1785; rusticated quoin strips; bracketed cornice over heavy panelled north door; first-floor windows with leaded-lights, set in semi-circular arched architraves with impost-and keyblocks; next stage has clocks with swag surrounds to each side; upper stage has semi-circular arched windows, each framed by arch of blocked voussoirs, Doric pilasters and apron, set within blind arches. Dentilled cornice; balustraded parapet with corner finials. Interior: coloured tile reredos and trefoiled piscina of 1878; C15 moulded pointed arched doorway to north. Late C19 triple arcade to north chapel, which has late C19 archways to vestry and north aisle; organ loft in North Chapel has finely-carved Jacobean frieze. Late C19 chancel arch. C15 rood screen, has double-leaf doors and open tracery to upper panels with brattished cornice. Late C16/early C17 three-and-a-half bay roof, arch-braced with moulded ashlar plate and carved pendentives to false hammer beams. Late C19 five-bay nave arcades: south arcade has three C13 capitals with carved heads set in stiff-leaf foliage, and a C13 carved capital. Late C19 wood pulpit and bronze lectern; C15 octagonal stone front with blind tracery; C14 trefoiled piscina in south aisle. Nave has late C15 six-bay tie-beam roof; braces, sprung from late C19 corbels, have traceried spandrels; carved bosses to soffits of tie beans; moulded and brattished ashlar plate; mouchettes carved in spandrels of roof. Late C15 south aisle roof with moulded beams. Monuments in south aisle: brass of Richard Bailly d.1441; C18 and C19 memorial tablets; at west end of aisle is brass of Hieronimum Keyt, d.1631, showing him kneeling at prayer; monument to Jerome Keyt, d.1631, has oval tablet set in coloured architectural frame with shaped pediment set over heraldic achievement set in broken pediment. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: pp856-7)

Listing NGR: SP4438616716

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
435556
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 856-7

Legal

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: 22 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/04049/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Chris Tresise. Source Historic England Archive
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