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Description: Church of St Mary Magdalen
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 249008
OS Grid Reference: SU6781699276
OS Grid Coordinates: 467816, 199276
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6882, -1.0204
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18/07/63 Church of St. Mary Magdalen
Church. C13, rebuilt 1758: south porch, vestry and north aisle added 1860 by
Giles Gilbert Scott: east window of 1907 by G.E. Coleridge. Limestone rubble
with ashlar dressings; gabled mid C19 tile roof. Chancel and single-aisled nave
with west tower. Gothic Revival style. Perpendicular-style east window flanked
by offset buttresses. South chancel wall has pointed trefoil-headed lancet.
North chapel and north aisle have plain 2-light Y-tracery windows; pointed
lancet in west end of north aisle. Two similar Y-tracery windows in south wall
of nave. Gabled south porch with pointed double-chamfered doorway. West tower
has pointed and part-blocked roll-moulded doorway with impost blocks: reset C13
lancets. Interior: mid C19 oak reredos and Decorated-style piscina. Mid C19
chancel arch has jamb shafts with re-used early C13 foliate capitals. Nave has
mid C19 pulpit, lectern and pews, and brasses to John Adeane (d.1594) and wife,
and John Petre (d.1589) and wife. 3-bay arcade to north aisle, which has C17 oak
carving re-used as Georgian Royal Arms. Octagonal mid C19 pulpit in west tower.
Stained glass: fine figures of c.1850 by Hardman in chancel east and side
windows. In south window of nave is window by Mottis and Son, 1904.
(Buildings of England; Oxfordshire, pp. 789-790)
Listing NGR: SU6781699276
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Source: English Heritage
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