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Church of St Michael, Shenington with Alkerton

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: I
Date Listed: 8 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 244604

OS Grid Reference: SP3772142924
OS Grid Coordinates: 437721, 242924
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0834, -1.4509

Location: Well Lane, Shenington, Oxfordshire OX15 6NL

Locality: Shenington with Alkerton
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX15 6NL

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Listing Text

SP 3642-3742
7/48 Church of St. Michael
Church. c.1200 with late C14 clerestory and chancel rebuilt in early C17. 2
upper storeys of tower added in early C14. Porch of C14. Restorations of 1889 by
J. Cossins. Ironstone ashlar. Chancel and south porch have steeply pitched stone
slate roofs. Chancel, central tower, nave, south aisle, south porch. Chancel has
a 3-light lancet on east and 3-light stone mullion window on south. South aisle
has a doorway with a plain round arch and plank door. Two 3-light Perpendicular
windows restored in C19. A 2-light lancet with trefoiled head to left of porch.
Diagonal and clasping buttresses. Gabled south porch has a pointed arched
doorway with hood mould, stone bench seats and stoup. Plank door with
wrought-iron hinges. Nave has two 2-light Perpendicular windows to ground floor
and clerestory on north. Pointed, arched doorway on north. 4 similar late C14
clerestory windows on south with elaborately carved corbel table with beasts,
grotesque figures and musical instruments. Characteristic of work carried out by
the north Oxfordshire masons appearing at Hanwell, Adderbury and Bloxham.
Central tower of 3 stages with crenellated parapet. Cusped lancets and slit
window to staircase. Interior. East arch to the chancel re-cut in C14. North and
south arches are round headed, the north blocked, the south leading to the organ
chamber added in 1889 by J. Cossins. Nave has restored cambered tiebeam roof,
partly original, supported on stone head corbels. 2-bay south arcade of c.1200
with 2 chamfered orders, bell shaped capitals and a round pier opposite entrance
with trumpet-scallop decoration. C12 tub shaped font and C19 stone base. Effigy
to unknown Knight in chancel. C18 memorials to Pointer family, and memorials to
Timothy Lydiat pastor d.1652/3, and Hannah the wife of Richard Burden, pastor
(VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol IX, pp51-2; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1974,

Listing NGR: SP3771842924

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Source: English Heritage

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