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Church of St Mary Magdalene, Crowmarsh

Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 February 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 247245

OS Grid Reference: SU6146689314
OS Grid Coordinates: 461466, 189314
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5993, -1.1140

Location: The Street, Crowmarsh, Oxfordshire OX10 8EF

Locality: Crowmarsh
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX10 8EF

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Listing Text

SU68NW (North side)
Crowmarsh Gifford
2/27 Church of St. Mary Magdalene


Church. C12; north transept added c.1200. Roughcast, probably on stone rubble,
with stone dressings; plain tile roof; wooden bell tower with plain tile
pyramidal roof to ridge left. Nave, chancel and north transept plan. Central
blocked Romanesque round arched doorway with columns with waterleaf capital to
right, uncarved capital to left. Romanesque lancet to left with hood mould with
foliate ends. Romanesque lancets to left and right of centre with incised arches
to the stone surrounds. 3-light Perpendicular window to right with hood mould
with end stops. 3 Romanesque lancets to chancel with incised arches to stone
surrounds. Left return: Central double, studded, round-headed door in arch of
three orders. the inner plain, the central roll-moulded, the outer with scallop
decoration. Carved capitals to columns. Star-in-square decoration to imposts and
hood. Romanesque lancet above. Round window to left and right. Right return:
Romanesque lancet to centre with recess below formed from Romanesque sculptured
fragments. Rear: 3 Romanesque lancets to nave; blocked Romanesque doorway;
quatrefoil window to transept; single trefoil lancets to returns of transept.
Interior: Romanesque circular font with blind arcade of spiral fluted pilasters,
on C19 columned base. Romanesque piscina to south wall of chancel with moulded
arch and projecting circular fluted bowl. Probably Jacobean wooden pulpit on C19
stone base. Romanesque east window to chancel with column with carved capitals
and zig-zag and dog tooth mouldings to arch; blind arched openings to left and
right. C19 restoration of Romanesque arcade of 3 windows to right side of
chancel. Romanesque chancel arch. 2-centred transept arch. Jumbled C17 Belgian
stained glass to quatrefoil window and lancets of transept. Reset C16 brass to
transept arch.
(Buildings of England: 0xfordshire, p.561-2. St. Mary Magdalene: Crowmarsh
Giffard Guidebook by Crowaarsh History Group 1984).

Listing NGR: SU6147089312

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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