Holy Rood, Woodeaton
Holy Rood, Woodeaton, Oxfordshire OX3 9TS View on map
Grade I listed 13th century church and 14th century integral tower. 13th century nave roof has a rare painted doom inscription. Wall paintings include a large early 14th century St. Christopher. Norman-French inscription over the blocked north door and newly discovered remains of crucifixion behind a rood beam. Fittings include 15th century benches with 4 fleur-de-lys poppy heads in the nave and 4 more elaborate bench ends in the chancel.
Church is open 24 hours all year round.
North of Oxford city, A40 exit northbound at Marston/ Hospitals turn, over ring road, right to Elsfield and left into Woodeaton. Rail: Islip (1 mile) or Oxford (6 miles).