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Church of St Mary Magdalene, Wroxton

Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 244809

OS Grid Reference: SP3899741733
OS Grid Coordinates: 438997, 241733
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0726, -1.4324

Location: Middle Lane, Wroxton, Oxfordshire OX15 6JG

Locality: Wroxton
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX15 6JG

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Listing Text

SP3840, SP3941
(East side)
8/252, 9/252 Church of St. Mary Magdalene
Small church. C14 with C19 repairs between 1800-1823 and 1849-50. Extensive
restoration in 1873. Further repairs to the roof, nave and tower in the 1920s.
Coursed, squared ironstone. Chancel has stone slate roof laid to diminishing
courses, stone coped gables and stone lateral stack on north. Chancel, nave with
south aisle and narrow south tower. 5-window range. Decorated and Perpendicular
styles. Chancel has a 3-light east window with reticulated tracery, a 2-light
Perpendicular window on north and a 3-light Perpendicular window on south. Nave
has 2- and 4-light Perpendicular windows on north flanking a pointed arched
doorway with plank door and dripmould. Two entrances on south including pointed
arched doorway in south tower and priest's doorway to chancel. South aisle has
2-light Perpendicular windows to right of main doorway with square heads and
labels with headstops. Single lancet on left, 2-light Geometrical west window.
Clerestory has four small Decorated style windows. Nave has shallow parapet.
Tower of 3 stages has crenellated parapet with gargoyles and finials.
Single-light lancets with cusped heads and paired lancets to bell-stage.
Interior: chancel and south aisle have Decorated piscinas with crocketed ogee
canopies. 4-bay south arcade has arches of a single chamfered order, wide
chamfered hood moulds and octagonal piers, those opposite the entrance have
carved heads. Nave roof is supported on carved stone corbel heads. Pulpit made
from C16 and C17 continental woodwork panels given by Col. North. C12 tub-shaped
font. New pews and gallery (since removed) in 1823.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p428-9; VCH: Oxfordshire, Vol IX,

Listing NGR: SP3899741733

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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