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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sydenham, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7106 / 51°42'37"N

Longitude: -0.9454 / 0°56'43"W

OS Eastings: 472963

OS Northings: 201839

OS Grid: SP729018

Mapcode National: GBR C2L.MSV

Mapcode Global: VHDVN.K8KJ

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180738

English Heritage Legacy ID: 249094

Location: Sydenham, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX39

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Sydenham

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Chinnor, Sydenham, Aston and Crowell

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


1706/12/80 Church of St Mary


Church. C13; restored 1850 by J. Billing of Reading with lengthening of nave, rebuilding of tower arches, replacement of tower, addition of north transept and vestry. Knapped flint with stone dressings; old plain-tile roof;
weatherboarded spire with a shingle roof. Nave and chancel with central tower.
C19 porch with 2-centred archway and doorway; C19 plank door. Lancet windows.
Pyramidal spire to right of centre with 2-light louvred opening to each side.
Rear; lancet windows to all openings. East end: 3-light intersecting tracery
window. West end: paired lancet. Interior: plaster vault to chancel; 2-centred
chancel arch. 2-centre crossing-arch. C15 4-bay hammerbeam nave roof with 2 rows of windbraces. 2-bay hammerbeam roof to transept and vestry; piscina to right of crossing-arch; plain round stone font, proabably C12 and decoration cut off. Set into north and south walls of chancel is the rare survival of wooden pulley wheels and corbels of Lenten Veil.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.810-2; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire,
Vol.VIII, 1964, p.125-6).

Listing NGR: SP7296301839

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