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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 8 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 244743
OS Grid Reference: SP4173041760
OS Grid Coordinates: 441730, 241760
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0726, -1.3926
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WROXTON CHURCH STREET
10/186 Church of All Saints
Parish church. C14 with C15 clerestory and aisle roofs. 1748 tower rebuilt by
Sanderson Miller at the expense of Francis, Lord North of Wroxton Abbey. 1885
restoration by Bodley and Garner. Regular coursed ironstone rubble and ashlar.
Aisled nave, chancel and west tower. 5-window range. Chancel has a 5-light east
window with intersecting tracery and two 3-light similar windows on both north
and south. Aisles have 3-light windows with intersecting tracery and 2-and
3-light lancets with cusped heads. Clerestory has four 2-light Perpendicular
windows with hoodmoulds and label stops. 3 entrances. South porch has a pointed
arched doorway with hoodmould and headstops. South doorway has an arch with 3
orders of roll moulding and pointed, panelled door. Priest's door to right of
south porch has a pointed arched doorway with hoodmould and a plank door. West
tower of 3 stages has west doorway with panelled door: Pilasters through each
stage and crenellated parapet. Second stage has clock tower inserted within
blank window. 2-light louvred opening to bell-chamber stage has ogee shaped hood
mould. Chancel, nave and aisles have shallow stone parapets. Sundial on south
aisle. Interior: Chancel. 2 seat sedilia under crocketed ogee canopies with
finials. Double-chamfered chancel arch. Nave has C14 arcades of 4 bays with
octagonal piers, moulded capitals and double-chamfered arches. North and south
aisle chapels retain moulded frames of reredoses on east walls; north chapel has
piscina under a crocketed canopy, south chapel has 2 moulded image brackets. C14
font recarved in 1845-6. Pulpit made up of Continental C16 and C17 carved
woodwork given by Lord North. Communion rails, wainscotting and C15 screen also
have inset C16/C17 woodwork. Gallery at west end 1738. Late C18/early C19 box
pews. Chancel windows have stained glass panels of the 12 apostles by Clayton
and Bell, 1885. Windows at the east end of the north and south aisles by
Burlinson and Grylls, 1884 and 1894. Partly renewed and repaired arched tiebeam
roofs. Monuments include: canopied alabaster tomb chest with effigies to Sir
William Pope, Earl of Downe (d.1631) and his wife Anne (d.1625) with kneeling
children; marble wall slab to Lord North (P.M.) (d.1792) carved by John Flaxman
in 1800. Wall slab to the 3 wives of Francis, Lord Guildford (d.1790) by Joseph
Wilton, 1793. Brass in chancel to Margaret Bustard (d.1557) mother of Sir Thomas
Pope, founder of Trinity College, Oxford.
(VCH: Oxfordshire, Vol IX, p185-6: Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974,
Listing NGR: SP4173041760
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