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Description: Church of St Giles
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 190987
OS Grid Reference: SP7996493067
OS Grid Coordinates: 479964, 293067
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5296, -0.8227
There is also a scheduled monument, Bridge at Medbourne, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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SP 7993 MAIN STREET (West Side)
8/84 Church of St. Giles
Church. C13-C15 with C17 S porch, chancel of 1876 and restored 188O-1. Chancel
by Edwin Dolby of Abingdon. Ashlar and coursed rubble stone and Collyweston
slate and leaded roofs with stone coped gables and finials. Buttresses with
set-offs. W tower, nave, S aisle, N and S transepts, E aisle to S transept,
chancel, and S porch. Tower of C13 (lower part) and C15 (upper part) and
of 3 stages with setback buttresses, W door, window, SW stair with 1-lights,
S 1-light, 4 2-light bell openings, clock faces to E and S, and battlements.
Triple chamfered arch to nave,the inner on semi-circular responds. N window,
the tracery with mouchettes, and N door. c1300 double chamfered N transept
arch with semi-circular responds. 3 bay restored S arcade with circular piers.
C19 3 bay polygonal wagon type roof. N transept now vestry/meeting room,
probably altered C17, with 3-light stone mullion windows (bases of shafts
remain ). Double chamfered chancel arch, the inner on polygonal responds.
Chancel has 3 N windows, 2 S windows, sedilia and 2 niches, and E window with
Geometric tracery filled with stained glass of 1875. C19 roof similar to
nave. Many moulded arch to S transept aisle with keeled responds. S transept
of late C13 has 3 bay arcade with chamfered and moulded arches on octagonal
piers and above the responds 2 carved figures to N and figure to S. Niche,
piscina and triple sedilia. S transept has C19 roof similar to nave, and
the transept E aisle a mostly restored C15 roof. Large transept window with
restored Curvilinear tracery and N window with C20 stained glass. In S aisle
2 restored Perp windows. Early C14 S doorway with ballflower decoration.
C17 S porch with rounded arch and pair of wooden gates. C13 round font with
4 shafts at corners. C19 base and probably C17 octagonal bell-shape wooden
cover. In S transept a tomb recess with wide cusped trefoil arch and upper
2/3 of effigy of priest. Fine marble wall monument to Edward Conyers, died
1701. Painted Royal Arms of 1778. V.C.H. Vol V, and Pevsner.
Listing NGR: SP7996493067
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Source: English Heritage
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