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Church of St Botolph, Swyncombe

Description: Church of St Botolph

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 February 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 247553

OS Grid Reference: SU6824690188
OS Grid Coordinates: 468246, 190188
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6064, -1.0159

Location: Swyncombe Church, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6EA

Locality: Swyncombe
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: RG9 6EA

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Listing Text

2/82 Church of St. Botolph


Church. Late C11, restored in 1831 and by Ferrey in 1850. Flint coursed rubble
with herringbone work and limestone ashlar dressings. Gabled old tile roof. Nave
with apsidal chancel. East end has 2 lancets by Ferrey in imitation of Norman
lancet to north. South wall of nave has early C14 two-light window, Early
English lancet west of Norman blocked round arch: 2 lancets and gabled south
porch by Ferrey to C19 plank door with C19 bellcote over. North wall has lancets
by Ferrey and C11 round-headed blocked doorway with stone jambs and-hogback
lintel. Early C14 carved stone bellcote over west lancet window by Ferrey.
Interior: round-headed arch to apse where wall painted decoration was executed
after the original uncovered in 1850. Chancel has C19 benches and ceiling and
medieval tiles reset in floor. Chancel arch widened in 1831: rood screen and
loft carved in C15 style by Walter Topper, 1914. Nave has mid Cl9 pulpit,
benches and ceiling; C19 wall tablets; Norman font recut in mid C19 with mid C19
cover. Beneath west window are the early C14 "Jesus" bell, and fragments of
Norman pillar piscina with capital carved with head and leaf scrolls. Candelabra
in nave removed from Syncombe House (demolished).
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.801).

Listing NGR: SU6824690188

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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