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Church of St Mary Magdalene, St Helen Without

Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 249805

OS Grid Reference: SU4807798016
OS Grid Coordinates: 448077, 198016
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6789, -1.3061

Location: 65 Barrow Road, St Helen Without, Oxfordshire OX13 6JF

Locality: St Helen Without
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX13 6JF

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Listing Text

SU49NE (South side)
8/128 Church of St. Mary Magdalene
Church. 1855, by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Coursed and dressed limestone; gabled
stone-coped old tile roof. Nave with north porch and chancel with vestry. Gothic
Revival in late geometrical style. 3-light east window flanked by offset
buttresses. 2-bay chancel and 4-bay nave have hood moulds with head-stops over
mainly 2-light windows: priest's door to centre of south chancel wall, and plain
door to vestry. Timber-framed north porch: moulded pointed doorway frames mid
C19 double-leaf doors. East gable of nave surmounted by belfry:
French-Gothic-style crocketed spire with trefoiled lights and spandrels.
Interior: encaustic tile floor to sanctuary. Gothic style communion rail and
pews with carved bench ends. Chancel arch has ballflower-carved corbels. Plain
stone pulpit, and octagonal stone font inscribed "suffer little children to come
unto me". Waggon roof to chancel : 4-bay nave roof with curved principals and
steeply-cambered collars giving cruck effect. Stained glass: mid C19 east
window, and stained glass in heads of 3 windows. C20 memorial windows.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.216).

Listing NGR: SU4807798016

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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