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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 252924
OS Grid Reference: SP4482424896
OS Grid Coordinates: 444824, 224896
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9208, -1.3496
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STEEPLE BARTON CHURCH LANE
Church of St. Mary
Church. Early C14 and C15, with C15 west tower; restored 1850 by Buckler.
Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings; stone-coped gabled
artificial stone slate roof. Chancel and aisled nave with west tower. Two-bay
chancel has mid C19 reticulated 3-light Perpendicular-style windows to south,
and vestry with similar window and octagonal stone stack to north. 3-bay nave
has pointed arched doorway and similar windows to north, and similar windows and
2-light Decorated-style west window to south aisle. Mid C19 gabled south porch:
hood mould with head stops over early C14 pointed moulded south doorway with
jamb shafts. 2-stage crenellated west tower: 3-light Perpendicular west window
above arched and square-headed doorway with quatrefoil spandrels; offset corner
buttresses, and upper stage of ironstone; offset corner buttresses, and upper
stage of ironstone with hood moulds over stone-louvred 2-light windows with
arched lights and sunk spandrels. Interior: chancel has Minton tile floor, and
mid C19 arch-braced roof supported on corbels of carved angels. Mid C19 chancel
arch. Early C14 five-bay south arcade has hood moulds with head stops over
double-chamfered arches supported on octagonal piers with carved heads, one with
linking arms, to 3 capitals. Mid C19 arch-braced nave roof, with 3 early C14
head corbels to NE. South aisle has similar roof with 2 early C14 head corbels,
an early C14 Decorated piscina, and a fluted C12 tub font with moulded base. C15
tower arch. C17 and C18 ledger stones. Mid C19 fittings, and stained glass in
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p788; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol XI, pp73-4;
National Monuments Record)
Listing NGR: SP4482424896
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