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Church of All Saints, Shirburn

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 249002

OS Grid Reference: SU6964795916
OS Grid Coordinates: 469647, 195916
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6577, -0.9945

Locality: Shirburn
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX9 5DL

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Listing Text

14/156 Church of All Saints


Church. Late C11/early C12, C13 and C14, Georgian top stage to tower: much
restored and rebuilt 1876 by T.H. Wyatt. Stucco over chalk and flint rubble;
brick north transept; gabled C19 tile roof with red ridge tiles. Cruciform plan
with west tower. Late C13 three-light to left of similar mid C19 east windows,
flanked by offset buttresses. South wall of chancel. has 2 early C14 Y-tracery
windows and pointed chamfered blocked doorway, and C16 one-light window: north
wall of chancel has 2 similar C19 windows. North transept has early C19
early-C14-style windows: south transept has early C14 two-light south window and
mid C19 two-light C15-style east window and lateral stack. North wall of nave
has C13 trefoiled lancets flanking C13 pointed double-chamfered doorway, and C19
trefoiled lancet at west end: south wall of nave has C13 trefoiled lancet, C15
two-light window and late C13 double-chamfered doorway to mid C19 door: mid C19
porch with jamb shafts to pointed moulded doorway: C15 two-light window and C19
trefoiled lancet at west end of nave. Mid C19 stair turret adjoins tower which
has late C11/early C12 paired lancet over C14 lancet to north; mid C19 two-light
windows; west wall has C12 round-headed lancet, C13 trefoiled lancets and late
C11/early C12 tympanum of figure-of-eight interlace under a roll hood and above
C13 trefoiled lancet. Interior: chancel has early C18 monument to Chamberlain
family, set in Corinthian aedicule; fine carved swags of c.1700 flanking Royal
Arms and mid C19 roof. Mid C19 chancel arch and 2-bay arcade to north chapel,
which became Macclesfield family mausoleum c.1732 and has coved ceiling of
c.1732, and floor memorials to John Chamberlain, d.1650, Elizabeth Gage, d.1693,
and Thomas Toovey, d.1769. Plain wall tablet to Macclesfield family and mid C18
white marble tablet to Samuel Toovey and wife, d.1711 and 1708. North transept
refurbished in early C19 as Macclesfield family pew, with walls of blind tracery
and early C19 roof. South transept has C14 piscina, brass of Richard Chamberleyn
(d.1493) and wife, C17 wood carving of the Sacrifice of Isaac; wall monument of
Robert Chamberlain d.1602, of black slate inscription set in white marble
surround with strapwork and black bosses. Nave has C13 font with C18 cover, and
mid C19 roof and fittings; C13 three-bay arcades have unchamfered arches on
octagonal piers to north and chamfered arches on round and octagonal piers to
south, West wall of tower has late C11/early C12 lintel with star-in-square
pattern. Buckler drawing of 1822 shows Georgian cupola surmounted tower.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.761; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VIII,
pp,195-7; National Monuments Record).

Listing NGR: SU6964795916

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Source: English Heritage

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