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Church of St Mary, Hardwick-with-Yelford

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 252280

OS Grid Reference: SP3735606244
OS Grid Coordinates: 437356, 206244
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7537, -1.4602

Location: A415, Hardwick, Oxfordshire OX8 7PU

Locality: Hardwick-with-Yelford
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX8 7PU

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Listing Text

SP3706 (West side)
19/196 Church of St. Mary


Church, now school chapel. Late C15, with earlier origins; restored 1874 by E.C.
Bruton who rebuilt north chancel wall and added north aisle, south porch and
extended chancel. Coursed limestone rubble, except 1874 work of dressed stone;
gabled C20 tile roof. Chancel, aisled nave and north-west tower. 3-light
plate-tracery east window. 2-bay chancel has offset corner and wall buttresses,
reset C15 doorway and late C15 two-light square-headed window to north; and C15
doorway with quatrefoil spandrels and two similar windows, one with restored
round-arched lights, to south. 3-bay north aisle has lancets; south wall of nave
has C15 offset buttress, 2-light square-headed window with round-arched lights,
and C15 hollow-chamfered doorway with ancient studded and ribbed door; late C19
south porch. Hood mould over late C15 three-light west window with round-arched
lights. Tower has clasping buttresses and late C15/early C16 round-arched
lights, and C13 paired lancets to west; late C19 roughcast bell-stage. Interior:
quatrefoil piscina to south, and round-arched recess with medieval credence
shelf; C18 communion rail with twisted balusters. Nave has C17 parish chest;
late C17 polygonal pulpit with cartouches surrounded by sphinxes, fruit and
flowers; and very fine early/mid C12 Norman font with beaded interlacing arcs,
plain and twisted pilasters, and rosette and shell medallions. Stained glass:
east window by Usher and Kelly, 1874. Church mentioned in charter of 957. On
deserted medieval village site.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.633).

Listing NGR: SP3735606244

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Source: English Heritage

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