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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 253687
OS Grid Reference: SP2798712147
OS Grid Coordinates: 427987, 212147
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8073, -1.5955
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SWINBROOK AND WIDFORD SWINBROOK
13/128 Church of St. Mary
Church. C11 origins; C12 north aisle; probably C13 south aisle; tower c.1822;
C20 vestry and restoration. Uncoursed stone rubble; stone slate roofs, roof to
tower not visible. 2-bay chancel, 3-bay aisled nave and west tower. South side:
stone porch to left of aisle with 2-centre archway on corbels, and 2-centre
inner doorway having C20 plank door. Paired cusped lancets to centre of aisle.
2-light stone mullion window with hood mould to right of aisle. Blocked doorway
to right of centre. Paired cusped lancets to right return of aisle. Single-light
window to left of chancel. Blocked 3-light stone mullion window with cusped
lights and hood mould to right of chancel. 4 cusped windows to clerestory.
5-light Rectilinear-tracery window to east end of chancel. North side: C20
vestry with hood moulds to left of centre of aisle, and to right; that to right
has ogee-headed lights. 3-light stone mullion window with ogee-headed lights to
left of aisle. 4 cusped windows to clerestory. West end: blocked 2-centre-arched
doorway to centre. 2-light Reticulated-tracery window above. Tower carried on
projecting buttresses. 4-centre-arched openings to each face of tower.
Battlemented parapet. Interior: arch-braced collar truss roof to chancel.
Fettiplace monuments to chancel, those to left of c.1613 and 1686 each of 3
reclining figures on shelves with ornate round-arched surrounds, that to right
of 1743 by James Annis is a marble bust against drapery and cherubs with
broken-pediment surround. C15 choir stalls with misericords. 2-centre chancel
arch on Romanesque columns. Nave: C20 braced collar-truss roof. Nave arcades of
three 2-centre arches on Romanesque piers. C17 wood pulpit on C20 stone stepped
base. Fragments of medieval glass to south aisle window. C15 stone font.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1979, pp799-801)
Listing NGR: SP2798712147
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