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South Oxfordshire (District Authority)
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SP 75679 00889


CHINNOR CHURCH ROAD SP7500 (South side) 15/36 Church of St. Andrew 18/07/63


Church. Early C13 nave; late C13 aisles and tower; early C14 chancel, extension of aisles, porch and windows; restored c.1858 by E. Banks of Wolverhampton, under supervision of G.E. Street and J.H. Parker. Knapped flint, with areas of brick and stone, with stone dressings; old plain-tile roof to nave and chancel; lead roof to aisles and tower. 6-bay nave, west tower, 7-bay north and south aisles, 5-bay chancel, Porch to left of centre of south aisle: moulded stone 2-centre arched archway with hood mould: moulded stone parapet: quadripartite vault on corner-shafts, with moulded ribs and carved centre boss; stone niches to sides; 2-centre arched doorway of 3 orders on columns, with hood mould, with plank door. 2-light reticulated tracery window with hood moulds to all openings except paired lancets with flat heads to clerestory, and 3-light reticulated tracery windows to east ends of aisles and chancel. 2-centre arched doorway with blank door to first stage of west face of tower. Triple lancet with hood mould to second stage of tower. 2-light reticulated tracery louvred openings to third stage; corbelled eaves and saddleback roof. Interior: mid C19 king-post roof with cusped principals to chancel, mid C19 arch-braced collar-truss roof with bosses to nave, lean-to roofs to aisles. Chancel: early C20 wood panelling to reredos with C18 painting of the Entombment. Early C14 piscina and sedilia with ogee arches to right. East window by Clayton and Bell c.1865. C14 stained glass windows to left and right, of figures in canopied surrounds. Collection of C14 and C15 brasses re-set on walls above choirstalls. C14 wood chancel screen with quatrefoil tracery to top, having double-doors to centre. 2-centred chancel arch on cluster columns. Nave: 5-bay arcades of 2-centred arches on round columns to aisles. C19 octagonal font. 2-centred arch to tower. North aisle: piscina to right; C14 octagonal stone font, with octagonal stone plinth, with area of medieval tiles to surround. South aisle: piscina and cusped tomb recess to right; re-set C13 stone recumbent figure of knight lying in prayer. Church has collection of paintings reputed to be by Sir James Thornhill. (Buildings of England: Dxfordshire, 1974, p.534-6; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VIII, 1964, p.76-78).

Listing NGR: SP7567800889


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 534-536
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1964), 76-78


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 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04289/05
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