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West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Swinbrook and Widford
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SP 27341 12090


SWINBROOK AND WIDFORD WIDFORD SP2712 13/144 Church of St. Oswald 12/09/55 (Formerly listed as Church of St. Oswald of Widford) - II*

Church. Built on site of Roman villa; C13 nave and chancel, restored c.1904. Uncoursed stone rubble; stone slate roof; stone bellcote between chancel and nave. 3-bay nave, and 2-bay chancel. South side: 4-centre-arched doorway to centre of nave with plank door. Trefoiled lancets to left and right of nave. Trefoiled lancets with hood moulds to left and right of chancel. North side: blocked round-arched doorway to centre of nave, 2-light stone mullion window to left of nave. Trefoiled lancet to right of chancel. West end: 3-light stone mullion and transom window. East end: 3-light Reticulated-tracery window. Interior: chancel collar-truss roof. Medieval wall paintings. Piscina to right of altar. C17 communion rail with flat wood balusters and moulded wood rail. Fragments of Roman mosaic flooring to left and right of chancel floor, below level of floor. Nave: 3-bay collar-truss roof. Medieval wall paintings. C18 box pews. Hexagonal wood pulpit with tracery panels probably made from C15 screen. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1979, p841)

Listing NGR: SP2734112090


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Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 841


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: 16 Dec 2002
Reference: IOE01/09512/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Philip Barnett. Source Historic England Archive
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