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Description: Church of St Michael and All Angels
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248803
OS Grid Reference: SU5472295528
OS Grid Coordinates: 454722, 195528
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6559, -1.2103
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CLIFTON HAMPDEN HIGH STREET
SU5495 (South side)
11/18 Church of St. Michael and All
Church. C13 origins, rebuilding and restoration in 1843-4 by Sir Gilbert Scott
for Henry Hucks Gibbs, chancel refitted 1864, probably by Scott; reredos and
retable of 1873 by Charles Buckeridge. Stone uncoursed rubble; stone slate roof.
4-bay nave with north and south aisles, 2-bay chancel. Early English style.
Porch left of centre of south aisle, with panelled double doors to 2-centred
doorway and plank inner door with C19 decorative hinges. Lancet to left. Paired
lancet to right of centre. Paired lancet to right with flat hood mould. 2-liqht
reticulated tracery window to left of chancel, trefoil lancet to right. Flat
roofed dormer with 4-light wood mullion window to centre of south aisle roof.
Stone octagonal bellcote with stone spire to gable end to left. East end:
3-light geometrical tracery window to nave, 2-light Y-tracery window to north
aisle. North side: 2-centre arched doorway and ribbed door to left. 4 two-light
reticulated tracery windows. Lancet to left of centre. Flat roofed dormer with
4-light wood mullion window to centre of north aisle roof. West end: 2-light
Y-tracery window to north aisle, 2 lancets to end of nave and lancet to end of
south aisle. Interior: nave and chancel have arch-braced collar-truss roof of 6
bays with windbraces. Lean-to roof to south aisle. Scissor-braced roof to north
aisle. Reredos and retable have mosaics by Clayton and Bell. Sedilia to right of
chancel. Monument to George Henry Gibbs to left: recumbent figure in prayer with
quatrefoil panels to base, and cusped ogee arch over. East window by Clayton and
Bell. C19 brass communion rail. C19 choir stalls and organ screen. Chancel
screen has wooden quatrefoil panelled base with integral pulpit: painted and
gilded wrought iron and brass top forming arcade with cusping of iron scrolls
and flowers. Nave south arcade: four 2-centre arches with continuous mouldings.
Nave south arcade: four 2-centre arches on round columns. C19 square stone font
on grouped columns, basin has richly carved frieze. C19 candelabra and early C20
sanctuary light to chancel. History: the 1843 restoration and later work was
paid for by Henry Hucks Gibbs from a fund left by G.J. Gibbs.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.549-50; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.7,
Listing NGR: SU5472295528
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