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Church of St Michael and All Angels, Steventon

Description: Church of St Michael and All Angels

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 251342

OS Grid Reference: SU4644191427
OS Grid Coordinates: 446441, 191427
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6198, -1.3306

Location: Church Lane, Steventon, Oxfordshire OX13 6SL

Locality: Steventon
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX13 6SL

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Listing Text

SU4691 North side)
12/39 Church of St Michael and All
09/02/66 Angels
(Formerly listed as Church of
St. Michael and All Angels,
The Causeway)


Church. Early C14, with late C15 alterations, probably at the expense of Sir
Hugh Calveley. Coursed stone rubble to south aisle and to south tower; uncoursed
stone rubble, to nave; lead roof to nave; south aisle and tower roars not
visible. S-bay chancel, 6-bay nave, south aisle and south tower. 2-centre arched
doorway to base of tower, having hood mould and double-leaf doors with
Perpendicular wood tracery ribbing. 2-light reticulated tracery windows to south
aisle and to west side of tower. 2-light stone mullion windows with cusped
lights to left of nave. 2-light stone mullion window with Perpendicular heads to
lights to right of chancel. 2-light reticulated tracery window to east end of
south aisle. 5-light perpendicular tracery window to east end of chancel. North
side of nave: 2-centre arched doorway to left of centre with hood mould having
carved end stops. 2-light reticulated tracery windows to nave. North side of
chancel: 3-light intersecting tracery window to right. 2-light window of unusual
reticulated tracery to left. West end: round-arched doorway with hood mould and
carved end stops and central boss, having ribbed double-leaf doors. 3.-light
stone mullion window above with Perpendicular heads and hood mould, Top stage of
tower has 2-light reticulated tracery louvred openings to each side.
Battlemented parapet to tower. Interior: chancel arch-braced collar-truss roof
with moulded ribs, mid-collar purlin and carved bosses. Recess to right of east
window with stone tracery to vault. Cl9 piscina and 2-seat sedillia. 2-centre
segmental arch to aisle with hood mould, having carved faces to end stops. C19
choir stalls, altar rail and tile floor, Nave: arch-braced collar-truss roof
with moulded ribs, mid collar purlin, and carved bosses. C19 octagonal stone
font with quatrefoil panels to each side of bowl. Lean-to roof to south aisle,
part now vestry. C14 intaglio glass to east window. 2-centred arches to nave and
tower: Majority of pews are C14 in part. History: Sir Hugh Calveley owned the
manor of Steventon from c,l361-1394 and it is possible that he paid for the
re-furbishment of the Church from the profits of his military campaigns:
(Buildings of England: Berkshire: p227-8, 1975; Steventon Church and Sir Hugh
Calveley by J. Fletcher in Transactions of the Newbury District Field Club".
Vol 12, No.1, pp74-85, 1970).

Listing NGR: SU4644191429

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Source: English Heritage

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