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Cherwell (District Authority)
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SP 42837 41564


DRAYTON STRATFORD ROAD SP 4241 (South side) 11/2 Church of St. Peter 08/12/55 GV II* Small church. Mainly C14. Tower rebuilt 1808. Repairs 1822 and 1826. Restoration 1877-8 by Edwin Dolby of Abingdon including building of south vestry. Ironstone ashlar. Chancel has stone slate roof laid to diminishing courses. Nave and tower have slate roofs. Chancel has red ornamental ridge tiles. Crosses on nave and chancel. Aisled nave, chancel and west tower. Mostly Decorated style with Perpendicular clerestory. Chancel. 3-light east window with reticulated tracery. 2 north windows of 2-lights including a paired lancet and another with traceried heads. Similar south window. North aisle has simple stone porch with pointed arched doorway and slate roof. Plank door. North aisle windows include paired lancets, a 3-light window with Intersecting tracery and a 3-light window with Curvilinear tracery. Gabled south porch has a pointed arched doorway and plank door. Renewed slate roof. Re-used Romanesque Priest's door on right has round arched head and plank door. South aisle windows include a 3-light Geometrical east window, two 2-light paired lancets with trefoiled heads, pointed arched hoodmoulds with carved headstops and another similar square headed window. clerestory has three 2-light Perpendicular windows. Parapet. C19 west tower of 3 stages. Hipped slate roof. Early English style lancets, one with dog tooth decoration. Bands to 1st and 2nd stages. East elevation of chancel has two exterior wall memorials to the Jackman family dated 1643, 1662 and 1672. Interior. Piscinas in chancel and south aisle. Decorated 3 seat sedilia in south aisle. C19 roofs to chancel and nave. 3-bay nave arcades, with octagonal piers and moulded capitals, that opposite south door has carving with head and interlaced arms. C19 pulpit with inserted C17 panels. Stone chest tomb in vestry. R. Lodowick Grevil of Drayton, 1441. Several C17 memorials to rectors of the Parish. Arched tomb recess in north aisle. Plain tub-shaped font. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p587; VCH: Oxfordshire, Vol. IX, p110)

Listing NGR: SP4283741564


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 587
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1969), 110


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: 04 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/13082/29
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