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West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 43020 29222


WORTON OVER WORTON SP42NW 6/247 Church of the Holy Trinity


Church. Rebuilt 1844 incorporating some medieval work by J. Derrick for Revd. William Wilson.Marlstone ashlar with some limestone dressings; Westmorland-slate roofs. Chancel, 3-bay nave and south aisle, south porch and north tower. C19 chancel in C13 style has 3 grouped lancets to east, and a single lancet to north and south, all with hood moulds and carved stops. Walling and parapets of south aisle and nave may be medieval but windows are restored: 2-light reticulated at east end of aisle; 2-light geometrical to east and west of porch; a large 3-light window with intersecting tracery at the west end of the nave where the former tower stood. The parapets have some medieval gargoyles at the angles. The south porch has a large shield-shaped sundial and a foliated gable cross. North side of nave has a large C19 window of 3 lights with flowing tracery. Massive 3-stage tower of 1849, in a mixed romanesque and C14 style, has tall traceried openings to the bell chamber. Interior: chancel east window is set within 7 graduated lancets with detached shafts and dog-tooth ornament, the outer lancets containing the Decalogue etc. 6-canted chancel roof has moulded ribs with carved foliage bosses and a carved frieze. Trefoil-headed piscina and sedilia may be C13. Oak chancel fittings have traceried panels and carved poppy heads. C19 encaustic-tile floor. Chancel arch has 2 chamfered orders with contrasting voussoirs and springs from moulded corbels. C19 nave arcade in C13 style has carved head stops. Nave roof trusses have traceried spandrels above braced cambered tie beams. Octagonal C19 font has carved roundels of foliage. Stained glass in chancel by Clutterbruck (1845); at west end of nave by Camm Bros. (c.l878). Elaborate organ case with reticulated tracery. C17 full-length effigy in legal robes retains much colouring and may be Edmund Meese (died 1617) whose memorial tablet is set in the west wall. J.H. Newman, later Cardinal, preached his first sermon in the church. (V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.XI, p.300; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.750).

Listing NGR: SP4302029222


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 730
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1983), 300


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: 01 Dec 2002
Reference: IOE01/09064/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Dick Smith. Source Historic England Archive
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