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Church of Saint Kenelm, Minster Lovell

Description: Church of Saint Kenelm

Grade: I
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 253672

OS Grid Reference: SP3240211371
OS Grid Coordinates: 432402, 211371
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8001, -1.5315

Location: Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire OX29 0RR

Locality: Minster Lovell
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX29 0RR

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Listing Text

SF3211 (South side)
19/114 Church of Saint Kenelm

Church. Mid C15, incorporating some earlier work. Coursed stone rubble; stone
slate roofs, roof of tower not visible. 2-bay chancel, central tower, 2-bay
transepts and 3-bay nave. North side: gabled stone porch to left of nave with
2-centre archway on columns. C19 plank door to 4-centre-arched doorway with
moulted surround and plain spandrels. 4-centre-arched niche above door. Image
niche at angle to left of door with cusped 4-centre arch. Braced collar-truss
roof to porch. 2-light Rectilinear-tracery window to right of nave. 3-light
Rectilinear-tracery windows to left and right of chancel, and to north end of
north transpet. 5-light Rectilinear-tracery window to east end. South side:
blocked 2-centre-arched doorway with hood mould to right of nave.
4-centre-arched doorway with C19 plank door to centre of chancel. 2-light
Rectilinear-tracery window to left of nave. 3-light Rectilinear-tracery windows
to left and right of chancel and to south end of south transpet. West end:
blocked doorway to centre with 2-centre-arched surround with hood mould having
damaged carved end-stops. 5-light Rectilinear-tracery window above. Tower:
2-light Rectilinear-tracery louvred opening to each side of bell chamber;
battlemented parapet. Interior: reredos of 1876 by J.L. Pearson. Sedilia to
right of altar. 4-centre-arched doorway to vestry with probably C16 plank door.
Braced collar truss roof to chancel, altar area panelled with moulded ribs and
carved bosses. Early C20 choir stalls. 2-centre chancel arch on shafted piers
with squinches to each side. Vaulted crossing has rose bosses at intersections
of ribs. Mid C19 stone pulpit. Shafted piers to crossing. Braced collar-truss
roofs to north and south transepts, and to nave. South transept has alabaster
tomb-chest, probably to William, Lord Lovell, having recumbent figure in armour
to top with feet on lion and head on helmet, tracery panels to sides have
figures and armorial shields. C15 octagonal stone font with traceried pier and
quatrefoils to cardinal sides of octagonal basin. C15 pews to nave. History:
probably built by William, Lord Lovell.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1979, pp706-707; "Minster Lovell Hall", A.J.
Taylor, HBMCE, 1985)

Listing NGR: SP3240511370

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

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