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Church of St George, Kencot

Description: Church of St George

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 253528

OS Grid Reference: SP2543904734
OS Grid Coordinates: 425439, 204734
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7407, -1.6330

Location: Kencot, Oxfordshire GL7 3QX

Locality: Kencot
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 3QX

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Listing Text

SP2404-2504 KENCOT

8/216 Church of St. George

Church. C12, with C13 chancel and fenestration; late C15-C16 clerestory, south
porch and raising of west tower. Restored and chancel much rebuilt C19; further
restored 1962. Coursed rubble limestone with dressed quoins and stone slate
roofs. West tower, nave, south porch and chancel. Tower is of 3 stages with
moulded parapet and monopitch roof to south-east stair turret. Bell-chamber has
late C15-C16 openings with 2 uncusped arched lights. West side of tower also has
C13 arched window with Y-tracery, and arched single light to mid stage. Nave has
coved stone eaves, and one bay of completely restored C13 windows with pairs of
cusped lancets. Blocked north door with imposts and flat head; fine C12 south
doorway with semi-circular roll-moulded arch, dogtooth ornament to imposts and
frieze, and shafted jambs with cushion capitals. Tympanum has carved relief of
Sagittarius shooting a monster. Gabled south porch with chamfered arch, much
restored 1950. South wall of nave has carved kneelers at original eaves line,
and 2 C15-C16 clerestory windows of 2 cusped lights with Tudor hoodmoulds, the
left window taller than the right. Chancel is of slightly better dressed stone
and has small off-set buttresses. 2 bays of C19-C20 windows in C13 style, with
paired cusped lights as in nave. East wall has C19-C20 3-light traceried window,
and memorial tablet of 1813. Interior has C12-C13 tower arch of 2 hollow
chamfered orders, with imposts. Nave retains carved stone corbels of original
roof but now has flat plaster ceiling of 1814 with ornamental head. East wall of
nave has stone strings at impost level of chancel arch, the left reeded, the
right with flat dogtooth ornament. C12 shafted jambs of chancel arch survive,
with cushion capitals, but arch is C13, of 2 chamfered orders with inner order
on restored foliage corbels. Chancel has C19-C20 roof, aumbry in north wall, and
c14 cusped piscina with shelf in south wall. Fittings include: C12-Cl3 fluted
circular font on base with cluster of 4 shafts, the lead bowl dated 1641, the
wooden cover also C17; fine C17 pulpit with arched wooden panels and bosses, on
base of 1956; chest dated 1652 HG IK KC; C19 carved stone reredos from church of
St. Martin, Oxford; painted panel with royal arms, dated 1832, and C20 organ
gallery at west end. In chancel is a painted wooden memorial panel to Richard
Colchester of Westbury, 1643, with coat-of-arms, in wooden tabernacle with
pediment, turned finials, and doors. Marble tablet in nave to William Stevens
1791 and wife Ann 1808.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1974, pp667-8; Church Guide)

Listing NGR: SP2543904734

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Source: English Heritage

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