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Church of St Edward the Confessor, Westcot Barton

Description: Church of St Edward the Confessor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 252030

OS Grid Reference: SP4309425685
OS Grid Coordinates: 443094, 225685
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9280, -1.3747

Location: 30 B4030, Westcot Barton, Oxfordshire OX7 7AB

Locality: Westcot Barton
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 7AB

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Listing Text

SP42NW (South side)
6/214 Church of St. Edward the
27/08/56 Confessor
(Formerly listed as Church of
St. Edward)

Church. C12 and C15, restored 1856 by G.E. Street. Limestone rubble and ashlar;
Stonesfield-slate and Welsh-slate roofs. 3-bay nave, south aisle and porch,
chancel and west tower. C15 ashlar chancel, with moulded plinth and
steeply-pitched stone-slated roof, has square-headed 2-light side windows with
casement mouldings, ogee tracery and labels, a 3-light east window with
Perpendicular tracery in a 4-centred arch, and has a 4-centre arched priest's
door on the south. Narrow south aisle, of earlier rubble masonry, has two C15
windows, the east window cutting through the base of a lancet, and a similar C19
window west of the porch. The C15 crenellated ashlar porch has an outer arch
with a continuous casement moulding and a C19 wooden dog gate, and has a sundial
inscribed on the gable, above which a smaller sundial has been reset. The C15
nave has a deep moulded plinth, a crenellated parapet, and the 3 windows to
north are similar to those in the chancel. C15 crenellated 3-stage tower, with a
moulded plinth and diagonally-set crocketted pinnacles, has a west window of 3
uncusped lights in a 4-centred arch. Interior: chancel has a cusped aumbry niche
by Street. Pointed Transitional chancel arch has moulded square imposts and a
chamfered western face. The 2-bay arcade has round arches and a circular pier
with scallop capital. All 3 have C19 stencilled decorations. C12 tomb recess in
aisle has carved chevron and cable decoration. C19 roofs. Fine C15 chancel
screen has a gate, traceried panels, and a vine cornice; it was restored by
Street and painted by the Rev. E.L. Lockyer. C19 fittings throughout except the
restored C15 pulpit with traceried panels. Stained glass of 1855 by Hardman in
west window; of 1913 in east window.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.XI, p.81; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.832-3).

Listing NGR: SP4309425685

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Source: English Heritage

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