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Church of St Thomas, Watchfield

Description: Church of St Thomas

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 250621

OS Grid Reference: SU2456590273
OS Grid Coordinates: 424565, 190273
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6108, -1.6466

Location: High Street, Watchfield, Oxfordshire SN6 8TA

Locality: Watchfield
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN6 8TA

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Listing Text

Church of St Thomas
SU 29 SW 1/70 21.11.66.


1857-8 by G E Street in a plain Gothic style. Rubble stone with dressed stone
buttresses, copings and openings and gabled stone tiled roof. 3 bay nave, 1 bay
chancel, N aisle, W bellcote. 2 light simple cusped pointed windows on N side of
nave, 2 windows of 3 stepped cusped lights under pointed arches on the S side.
Chancel windows of 2 lights with cusped 'y' tracery. The roadside W front has an
elaborate interplay of buttressing which includes a central buttress that changes in
direction 6 times before it reaches the bellcote. W porch to the left hand with a
chamfered arch dying into its imposts. Plain doorway arch and plank door with thin
In an otherwise plain interior the N aisle has deeply undercut capitals of almost
perpendicular style and deeply splayed windows with eyebrow dripstones. Open rafter
roof with scissor beams and simple cusping, Transitional style font with nebule
enrichment, fine cothick candelabra and an 1860 stained glass E window.

Listing NGR: SU2456590273

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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