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Church of the Holy Trinity, Ascott-under-Wychwood

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 251713

OS Grid Reference: SP3005818658
OS Grid Coordinates: 430058, 218658
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8657, -1.5649

Location: The Green, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire OX7 6AY

Locality: Ascott-under-Wychwood
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 6AY

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Listing Text

SP 31 NW
4/2 Church of the Holy Trinity
Parish Church. Late C12, altered C14 and restored 1857 by Street. Built of rubble
with Cotswold stone roofs. Two-bay chancel, 3-bay nave with low north aisle,
3 stage west tower with plain parapet. Gabled south porch and south transept;
vestry to north-east (1857-9). Two lower stages of tower and the side windows of
chancel are circa 1200 lancets, latter in wide reveals, nave and north transept
probably of the same period but with C14 windows of ogee pattern, a north door of
that period in the aisle and a late C14 stepped 3-light lancet with cusped heads and
nave (restored). Reticulated east window (possibly by Street). Paired C15 lancets
to upper stages of tower and crenellation. Square-headed 2-light windows with
stilted-arch lights to east and south walls of south transept. The south porch has
Norman impost capitals and a chamfered archway with pyramidal steps; inner arch of
early C13. Wooden priest's door with shouldered lintel.
Interior: 4-bay late C12 arcade, one capital with scallops, 2 square piers, labels
with pyramidal stops. Chancel arch and arch to south chapel double chamfered and
with moulded caps - probably early C13. The best feature is the triple sedilia with
foiled head arcade to front part (also to be seen at Shipton and at Idbury - latter
so similar as to suggest the same masons). C15 pillar piscina. C17 communion table
(north aisle). Font octagonal C15 chalice type. Furnishings, and nave and chancel
roofs by Street. A few low late mediaeval pews survive.

Listing NGR: SP3005818658

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Source: English Heritage

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