British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Church of St Michael and All Angels, Leafield

Description: Church of St Michael and All Angels

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 August 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 253622

OS Grid Reference: SP3186015336
OS Grid Coordinates: 431860, 215336
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8357, -1.5390

Location: 1 Witney Lane, Leafield, Oxfordshire OX29 9NP

Locality: Leafield
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX29 9NP

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Leafield, Oxfordshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

SP3115 (South side)
9/65 Church of St. Michael and All

Church. Circa 1858, tower not completed until 1874; tower rebuilt in shorter
form early C20. By Sir George Gilbert Scott. Squared coursed stone; imitation
stone tile roofs, except stone spire, 4-bay aisled nave, central tower, and
chancel. Gothic Revival style. South side: stone gabled porch to left of centre
of south aisle with 2-centred archway on columns, and 2-centred doorway on
columns with plank door, having decorative wrought-iron hinges. Paired lancets
to north and south aisles with quatrefoils above, forming cross-gables. 3-light
stone mullion windows to clerestory. 2 lancets to side-chapel to south, and to
organ chamber to north. Triple lancet with Rose window above to east end of
chancel. West end: lancets to ends of aisles. Central 2-centre arched doorway
with gabled canopy surround on shafts. 2 lancets to nave with Rose window above.
Central tower has square base, octagonal second stage with 2-light Plate-tracery
louvred openings and broach spire with hipped lanterns to cardinal sides.
Interior: arch-braced roof to chancel. Painted inscriptions on sheet metal to
walls of chancel and over nave arcades. Encaustic tile floor to chancel, and
frescoed fleur-de-lys pattern behind altar. Wood panelled roof to crossing with
decorative painting to ribs and panels. C19 choir stalls. 2-centre arches to
chancel, nave, side chapel, and organ. Nave arcades of 4 two-centred arches on
round piers. C19 pulpit, pews and font.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1979, p682; The Works of Sir Gilbert Scott,
D. Cole: Architectural Press: 1980)

Listing NGR: SP3186015336

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.