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Church of St Mary, Garsington

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 246439

OS Grid Reference: SP5806002017
OS Grid Coordinates: 458060, 202017
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7139, -1.1610

Location: Southend, Garsington, Oxfordshire OX44 9DJ

Locality: Garsington
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX44 9DJ

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Listing Text

(West side)
8/51 Church of St Mary

Church. c.1200, c.1300, C14 restored c.1850, Limestone rubble with ashlar
dressings; some Westmorland slate roofs. 4-bay aisled nave with chancel, west
tower and south porch. Chancel of c.1300 has three 2-light windows each side
with Y-tracery, the western pair lower with transoms; 3-light east
window with intersecting tracery, and priests door in south wall. 2-light
square headed side windows of nave have oggee tracery. Reticulated tracery in
west windows of aisles. 3-light east window to south asile has lobed tracery.
-stage Transitional tower of c.1200 has at the lower stage, clasping
buttresses and round-headed west window with pointed outer arch and detached
shafts, plain lancets to the second stage, and pairs of lancets to each face of
the top stage with outer roll-mouled arches on detached shafts and linked hood-
moulds, below a decayed corbel table. Interior: C14 nave arcades of 2 chamfered
orders under hood-moulds - round piers to north and later octagonal piers to
south. Sexfoil clerestory lights have 3-centred rear arches. Tower arch has
shafts and stiff-leaf capitals. Chancel arch, probably all roofs, wooden south
porch, winged parapet gargoyles and much rebuilding, particularly of the north
aisle, date from a thorough restoratin of 1849 by Joseph Clarke. Woodwork all
C19 except for barley twist communion rail in south aisle and C15 screen re-set
in tower arch. Glass: Armorial panels of 1845 by J.H. Russell; east window of
1883, brought from Church of St. Giles, Oxford. Monuments: Mutilated floor slab
c.1300; brass 1484; C18 wall tablets to members of Wickham and Sadler families;
shallow relief profile of Lady Ottoline Morrell (died 1938) said to be by Eric
(V.C.H. Oxfordshire, V, pp.154-6; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire pp.610-11).

Listing NGR: SP5806002017

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Source: English Heritage

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