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Church of St Oswald, Swinbrook and Widford

Description: Church of St Oswald

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 253702

OS Grid Reference: SP2734112090
OS Grid Coordinates: 427341, 212090
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8068, -1.6048

Locality: Swinbrook and Widford
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX18 4DU

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There is also a scheduled monument, Medieval Settlement of Widford Immediately East of Manor Farm, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

13/144 Church of St. Oswald
12/09/55 (Formerly listed as Church of
St. Oswald of Widford)
- II*

Church. Built on site of Roman villa; C13 nave and chancel, restored c.1904.
Uncoursed stone rubble; stone slate roof; stone bellcote between chancel and
nave. 3-bay nave, and 2-bay chancel. South side: 4-centre-arched doorway to
centre of nave with plank door. Trefoiled lancets to left and right of nave.
Trefoiled lancets with hood moulds to left and right of chancel. North side:
blocked round-arched doorway to centre of nave, 2-light stone mullion window to
left of nave. Trefoiled lancet to right of chancel. West end: 3-light stone
mullion and transom window. East end: 3-light Reticulated-tracery window.
Interior: chancel collar-truss roof. Medieval wall paintings. Piscina to right
of altar. C17 communion rail with flat wood balusters and moulded wood rail.
Fragments of Roman mosaic flooring to left and right of chancel floor, below
level of floor. Nave: 3-bay collar-truss roof. Medieval wall paintings. C18 box
pews. Hexagonal wood pulpit with tracery panels probably made from C15 screen.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1979, p841)

Listing NGR: SP2734112090

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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