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Church of St Mary, Adwell

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 August 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 249019

OS Grid Reference: SU6964599581
OS Grid Coordinates: 469645, 199581
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6907, -0.9938

Location: Adwell, Oxfordshire OX9 7DQ

Locality: Adwell
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX9 7DQ

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Listing Text

17/5 Church of St. Mary


Church. c.1865, incorporating some earlier features. By A.W. Blomfield for H.
Birch Reynardson. Knapped flint with stone dressings; old plain-tile roof; stone
bellcote; stone chimney stack to ridge of chancel chapel. 4-bay nave; chancel
with chancel chapels. Gothic Revival style. Porch to left of nave with re-set
Romanesque doorway of moulded round arch on columns; C19 plank door. 2-light
windows of reticulated tracery to nave. 2-light Y-tracery window to chancel
chapel. Rear: lancets to nave, except 2-light window of reticulated tracery to
right. 2-light Y-tracery window to chancel chapel. East end: 3-light
intersecting tracery window. West end: central buttress, supporting ornate stone
bellcote, with flanking lancets. Interior: scissor-braced roofs to chancel and
chapels; arch-braced collar-truss roof with king-posts to nave; Minton encaustic
tile reredos; sedilia with re-set Early English tracery; Gothick-style monument
to Frances Webb, c.1846 to north chancel chapel; effigy of knight holding his
heart, partly covered by shield, c.1300, to north wall of nave. C19 font on
cluster columns; east window by H. Hughes.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.419; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VIII,
1964, p.15).

Listing NGR: SU6964599581

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Source: English Heritage

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