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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Little Coxwell, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6399 / 51°38'23"N

Longitude: -1.594 / 1°35'38"W

OS Eastings: 428190

OS Northings: 193534

OS Grid: SU281935

Mapcode National: GBR 5W1.5SX

Mapcode Global: VHC0S.B15N

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 21 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048820

English Heritage Legacy ID: 250554

Location: Little Coxwell, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, SN7

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Little Coxwell

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Faringdon

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

1. LITTLE COXWELL

SU 29 SE 2/8 21.11.66 Church of St Mary

II*


2.
Transitional with Early English and Perpendicular alterations and an extensive late
C19 restoration. Rubble stone and roughcast with stone dressings, gabled stone tiled
roof and dressed stone copings. 2 bay nave, 2 bay chancel, double bellcote between
nave and chancel, S porch and N vestry. S side of nave has a pointed headed window of
2 cusped lights and a Perpendicular 3 cusped light window under a flat head with
carved label heads - one with a sugar bag hat. Nave N side has a C19 2 cusped light
window. The gabled bellcote is C13 with 2 pointed openings and a quatrefoil above
with a sundial on its S face. S side of chancel has a Perp. window of 2 tiers of
4 cusped lights with a transom between under a flat head with shield labels, a plainly
moulded Transitional priest's door and one 2 cusped light C19 window. C19 Decorated
style 3 light window to the E and a similar C19 W window with a quatrefoil in a
roundel above. Perp. S porch with a gabled stone tiled roof and a four-centred arch
with dripstone and label heads enclosing a studded plank and batten C19 door.
Transitional S doorway with slim colonettes, plain moulded capitals and an arch of two
orders, the inner a plain roll moulding, the outer of billet. 2 celled aiseless
interior with a C19 W gallery fronted by reused sections of a c14 screen and an open
rafter roof with tie beams and cusped braces. Transitional ogee-headed chancel arch
on plain stopped and chamfered jambs and on the chancel S wall a trefoil-headed
piscina. On either side of the E window are 2 cusped headed niches - one presumably a
blocked Early English window.
Good 1896 stained glass E window depicting the crucifixion by Heaton, Butler and
Bayne. Fine brass 'spider' chandelier dated 1729, wrought iron hour-glass stand by
pulpit and Royal Arms above chancel arch.


Listing NGR: SU2819093534

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