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Church of Saint Giles

A Grade I Listed Building in Wigginton, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9966 / 51°59'47"N

Longitude: -1.4322 / 1°25'56"W

OS Eastings: 439077

OS Northings: 233283

OS Grid: SP390332

Mapcode National: GBR 6S4.YHJ

Mapcode Global: VHBZ4.425Q

Entry Name: Church of Saint Giles

Listing Date: 8 December 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052175

English Heritage Legacy ID: 361477

Location: Wigginton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX15

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Wigginton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Wigginton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

WIGGINTON MAIN STREET
SP3833
(North side)
11/115 Church of Saint Giles
08/12/55
- I
Parish Church. C13: nave, north aisle, south aisle. C14 chancel. Late
C14/C15: west tower, porch, clerestory. 1870 restoration of chancel and south
aisle by William White. 1886 restoration of nave and north aisle by J.L.
Pearson. Regular coursed ironstone rubble. Plain tile/lead roof. Chancel,
nave, north aisle, south aisle, west tower, north west porch. Chancel has
2-light Curvilinear windows some with hood moulds and head stops. 2 western
most side windows have dropped sills. Blocked 2-centred arched doorway to
north side. North and south aisles: Mainly triplets of lancets; pointed arched
door to south side, 2-light Perpendicular windows to clerestory. West tower of
3 stages: 2-light Perpendicular windows to 1st stage and bell tower. String
courses to 1st and 2nd stages. Pointed arched doorway with chamfered jambs to
south. Sundial on south wall. 2 diagonal buttresses. Porch in unusual
position in angle between tower and north aisle. Clerestory and tower both
crenellated. Chancel and porch have stone copings and ridge tiles. Interior:
Chancel has piscina with ball flower decoration, stone seat with elaborate
crocketed ogee canopy to south west; tomb recesses to north and south walls.
Nave: 3-bay nave arcades have double chamfered arches. Round piers to north,
octagonal to south. Perpendicular nave and north aisle roofs have ornamental
bosses. Corbels to nave roof have carved head decoration. Steps to rood loft
to left of pulpit. Piscina to south wall of south aisle. Monuments: 2 early
C14 stone effigies in chancel. Recumbent knight on north side, a recumbent man
with two small female figures to south. Stained glass: 2 chancel north windows
have fragmentary C14 foliage designs in tracery lights. South window has C14
figures of a dragon and lion's face. East window by A.L. Moore 1909. Fittings:
2 Perpendicular bench ends in north aisle; C19 font with curious moulding.
(V.C.H. : Oxfordshire, Vol IX, pp.168-9; Buildings of England : Oxfordshire,
1974, pp.841-2).


Listing NGR: SP3907233283

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