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Church of St Michael, Newton Purcell with Shelswell

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 243659

OS Grid Reference: SP6251030813
OS Grid Coordinates: 462510, 230813
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9723, -1.0914

Location: A4421, Newton Purcell, Oxfordshire MK18 4AY

Locality: Newton Purcell with Shelswell
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: MK18 4AY

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Listing Text

SP63SW (East side)
Newton Purcell
5/66 Church of St. Michael


Church. C12 origins. Repaired in 1813, restoration of 1875-6 by C.N. Beazley
amounting to a rebuilding leaving only the foundations of the original walls.
C12 doorway moved from the north to the south entrance. C19 bell-gables vestry
and porch. Stucco with limestone quoins. C20-tile roof. Combined nave and
chancel. 3-window range. South doorway has C12 zig-zag decoration and a dove and
serpents in the tympanum. Late C19, 2- and 3-light lancet windows throughout and
a C14 ogee-headed window in south wall of chancel. Interior, C13 piscina and
aumbry. C19 fixtures and fittings and a C17 parish chest. C13 incised slab
commemorating a heart burial. Marble wall memorials to Gilbert Harrison,
merchant d.1790 and to other members of the Harrison family of Shelswell Park.
Nave north window has early C19 stained glass in the manner of Eginton. Other
C18 wall memorials to Edward and Samuel Trotman. On a stone plinth to left of
porch, two C17 limestone effigies from Shelswell Church, which was demolished in
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1974, p717 and p753; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol
VI, pp266-7)

Listing NGR: SP6251030813

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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