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West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
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SP 39728 03624


STANDLAKE CHURCH END SP3903 (West side) 23/259 Church of St. Giles 12/09/55


Church. Late C12, remodelled and transepts added in mid C13; north aisle remodelled in early C14; C14 west tower; C15 clerestory to north; restored 1880-91 by C.C. Rolfe. Coursed limestone, rubble and squared; gabled C20 tile roof, and lead transept roofs. Cruciform plan with aisled nave and octagonal west tower. Chancel has mid C13 short clasping buttresses, and string course forming hoods over 3 grouped lancets to east; south side has 2 early C14 three-light windows, a blocked C15 four-light window above, mid C13 pointed chamfered door with hood, and C13 tomb recess with stiff-leaf capitals to slender shafts; north side has string course forming hoods over 2 mid C13 lancets flanking blocked early C14 curvilinear 3-light window blocked C12 round-headed door with hood and incised imposts and moulding. North transept has string course forming hoods over 2 mid C13 lancets to east and one to west; C19 door; early C14 curvilinear 3-light north window; blocked late C13 archway to former (demolished) east chapel. North aisle of c.1300 has three 3-light trefoil-headed windows, short buttresses, pointed moulded door and 2-light west window with quatrefoil head. South transept has C13 short corner and wall buttresses, a C15 two-light Perpendicular window set in blocked archway to former east chapel, early C14 three-light intersecting traceried south window and late C13 two-light trefoil-headed west window. South aisle has three 3-light trefoil-headed windows, late C19 south door and C14 porch with double-chamfered doorway, and C15 Perpendicular 4-light west window. C15 clerestory has partly restored C15 two-light cinquefoil-headed windows. C14 three-stage octagonal west tower: offset corner buttresses; slit-lights to south stair-turret; square-headed lancets; ogee-pierced parapet and ribbed spire. Interior: C15 sedilia, under window, with carved arm rests; C19 piscina; restored late C12 Transitional chancel arch. Mid C13 double-chamfered transept arches with stiff-leaf (south) and bell (north) capitals. South transept has cusped rere-arch to south and late C19 pulpit with canopy. 4-bay late C12 Transitional south arcade: double-chamfered pointed arches, set on round piers to centre. 4-bay north arcade rebuilt early C14, with double-chamfered arches set on octagonal piers with corbel head. Similar corbel heads to inner order of double-chamfered archway to north chapel. Carved reset fragments at west end of south aisle, of 2 ecclesiastics and a Norman chevron moulding. Late C12 doorway to tower. Roofs: C15 aisle roofs with quartered and moulded beams; fine chancel roof in East Anglian style. Fittings: pulpit, font cover, altar, bench ends and stalls carved by Harry Hems of Exeter in 1880's. Monuments: north aisle has pedimented stale-shaped wall tablet to Walter Strickland, d.1839, by J.J. Sanders, and draped wall tablet with urn to Frances Strickland, d.1836, also by Sanders. North transept has cartouche to Susanah Couch, d.1715. South aisle wall tablets to Elizabeth Western d.1804; and Maximilian Western of Cokethrope Hall), d.1795, by P. Rouw the younger, with bracketed and shaped pediment. Stained glass: late C19 including work by Burlison and Grylls: in west window of south transept, including some C14 white foliage designs. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp.776-778; National Monuments Record: Bodleian Library, Oxford, M.S. Top, Oxon, especially for early C19 drawings by Hinton and Buckler).

Listing NGR: SP3972803624


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 776-8


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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