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Disused Church of St Swithun,now Village Hall, Kennington

Description: Disused Church of St Swithun,now Village Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 249737

OS Grid Reference: SP5226302264
OS Grid Coordinates: 452263, 202264
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7167, -1.2449

Location: 218 Kennington Road, Kennington, Oxfordshire OX1 5PG

Locality: Kennington
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX1 5PG

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Listing Text

SP50SW (East side)
7/62 Disused Church of St. Swithun,
09/02/66 now Village Hall
(Formerly listed as Disused
Church of St. Swithun)
- II
Church, now village hall. 1828, by Daniel Robertson. Coursed limestone rubble
with ashlar quoins and dressings; stone-coped and gabled stone slate roof.
Single-cell plan. Norman Revival style. Roll-moulded east window with stiff-leaf
capitals on engaged shafts. 3-bay side walls have roll-moulded windows:
dentilled eaves. 1960's flat-roofed extension to north. Bellcote on west gable
rebuilt 1960's. Similar window above west door, which has double roll-moulded
arch with capitals carved in light relief on engaged shafts of 2 orders.
Interior: roof obscured. An early example of a Norman Revival church. One of the
capitals to the west door is carved with a Sagittarius, which may be a rebus of
the builder, Bowyer.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, pp.159-60; V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.415).

Listing NGR: SP5226302264

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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