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Church of St Mary, Hardwick with Tusmore

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 243624

OS Grid Reference: SP5771029576
OS Grid Coordinates: 457710, 229576
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9617, -1.1615

Location: Hethe Road, Hardwick, Oxfordshire OX27 8SS

Locality: Hardwick with Tusmore
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX27 8SS

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Listing Text

SP5729 (South side)
16/31 Church of St. Mary


Church. C13 chancel and chancel arch. Rest of church almost entirelv rebuilt in
1878 to designs of G.G. Scott junior. South aisle and south porch added at this
time. Re-used C13 north and south doorways and large Perpendicular west window.
Coursed limestone and squared coursed limestone steeply pitched stone slate roof
laid to diminishing courses. Aisled nave, chancel, south porch. 3-window range.
Chancel has 3-light reticulated window on east. On north a pointed arched
priest's door and 2-light Decorated window on south a 2-light similar window and
a trefoiled lancet. South aisle has 2-light Decorated style C19 windows and
gabled C19 porch. 3-light C19 west window. Pointed arched south doorway with
hood mould and label stops. 3-light Perpendicular west window. Nave has a
pointed arched north doorway with C19 door and a 2-light Decorated window.
Buttresses on north. Stone coped gables. Bellcote on west. Interior. 3 bay south
arcade of C19 restoration. C19 and C20 fixtures and fittings. Inscriptions to
Captain Francis Hereman, d.1687; Ralph Hatton, d.1694 and Mary 1717; Ann wife of
Nicholas Saers, d.1721; Samuel Todey, d.1721; C18 memorials to members of
Freeman family; Brass to Henry Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham, d.1889; East
window has mid C14 tracery lights with St. John the Baptist and Christ in
Majesty by Clayton and Bell. West window by Burlinson and Grylls with 2 inserted
late C15/early C16 panels of the Crucifixion and Christ in Judgement.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1974, pp632-3; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol VI,

Listing NGR: SP5771029576

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Source: English Heritage

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