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Latitude: 51.8073 / 51°48'26"N
Longitude: -1.5955 / 1°35'43"W
OS Eastings: 427987
OS Northings: 212147
OS Grid: SP279121
Mapcode National: GBR 5SX.RFK
Mapcode Global: VHBZT.9TDX
Entry Name: Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 12 September 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1053441
English Heritage Legacy ID: 253687
Location: Swinbrook and Widford, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX18
District: West Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Swinbrook and Widford
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Asthall with Swinbrook and Widford
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
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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