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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: 1284943



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Garsington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1963

Date of most recent amendment: 18-Aug-1963

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 246439

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SP 5802 GARSINGTON SOUTHEND (West side) 8/51 Church of St Mary 18/07/63 GV II*

Church. c.1200, c.1300, C14 restored c.1850, Limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; some Westmorland slate roofs. 4-bay aisled nave with chancel, west tower and south porch. Chancel of c.1300 has three 2-light windows each side with Y-tracery, the western pair lower with transoms; 3-light east window with intersecting tracery, and priests door in south wall. 2-light square headed side windows of nave have oggee tracery. Reticulated tracery in west windows of aisles. 3-light east window to south asile has lobed tracery. -stage Transitional tower of c.1200 has at the lower stage, clasping buttresses and round-headed west window with pointed outer arch and detached shafts, plain lancets to the second stage, and pairs of lancets to each face of the top stage with outer roll-mouled arches on detached shafts and linked hood- moulds, below a decayed corbel table. Interior: C14 nave arcades of 2 chamfered orders under hood-moulds - round piers to north and later octagonal piers to south. Sexfoil clerestory lights have 3-centred rear arches. Tower arch has shafts and stiff-leaf capitals. Chancel arch, probably all roofs, wooden south porch, winged parapet gargoyles and much rebuilding, particularly of the north aisle, date from a thorough restoratin of 1849 by Joseph Clarke. Woodwork all C19 except for barley twist communion rail in south aisle and C15 screen re-set in tower arch. Glass: Armorial panels of 1845 by J.H. Russell; east window of 1883, brought from Church of St. Giles, Oxford. Monuments: Mutilated floor slab c.1300; brass 1484; C18 wall tablets to members of Wickham and Sadler families; shallow relief profile of Lady Ottoline Morrell (died 1938) said to be by Eric Gill. (V.C.H. Oxfordshire, V, pp.154-6; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire pp.610-11).

Listing NGR: SP5806002017

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 610-11
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1957), 154-6

National Grid Reference: SP 58060 02017


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