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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: 1368837



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Clifton Hampden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1963

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 248803

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CLIFTON HAMPDEN HIGH STREET SU5495 (South side) 11/18 Church of St. Michael and All 18/07/63 Angels


Church. C13 origins, rebuilding and restoration in 1843-4 by Sir Gilbert Scott for Henry Hucks Gibbs, chancel refitted 1864, probably by Scott; reredos and retable of 1873 by Charles Buckeridge. Stone uncoursed rubble; stone slate roof. 4-bay nave with north and south aisles, 2-bay chancel. Early English style. Porch left of centre of south aisle, with panelled double doors to 2-centred doorway and plank inner door with C19 decorative hinges. Lancet to left. Paired lancet to right of centre. Paired lancet to right with flat hood mould. 2-liqht reticulated tracery window to left of chancel, trefoil lancet to right. Flat roofed dormer with 4-light wood mullion window to centre of south aisle roof. Stone octagonal bellcote with stone spire to gable end to left. East end: 3-light geometrical tracery window to nave, 2-light Y-tracery window to north aisle. North side: 2-centre arched doorway and ribbed door to left. 4 two-light reticulated tracery windows. Lancet to left of centre. Flat roofed dormer with 4-light wood mullion window to centre of north aisle roof. West end: 2-light Y-tracery window to north aisle, 2 lancets to end of nave and lancet to end of south aisle. Interior: nave and chancel have arch-braced collar-truss roof of 6 bays with windbraces. Lean-to roof to south aisle. Scissor-braced roof to north aisle. Reredos and retable have mosaics by Clayton and Bell. Sedilia to right of chancel. Monument to George Henry Gibbs to left: recumbent figure in prayer with quatrefoil panels to base, and cusped ogee arch over. East window by Clayton and Bell. C19 brass communion rail. C19 choir stalls and organ screen. Chancel screen has wooden quatrefoil panelled base with integral pulpit: painted and gilded wrought iron and brass top forming arcade with cusping of iron scrolls and flowers. Nave south arcade: four 2-centre arches with continuous mouldings. Nave south arcade: four 2-centre arches on round columns. C19 square stone font on grouped columns, basin has richly carved frieze. C19 candelabra and early C20 sanctuary light to chancel. History: the 1843 restoration and later work was paid for by Henry Hucks Gibbs from a fund left by G.J. Gibbs. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.549-50; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.7, 1962, p.25-26).

Listing NGR: SU5472295528

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 549-50
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1962), 25-26

National Grid Reference: SU 54722 95528


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