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Church of St Catherine

A Grade II Listed Building in Towersey, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7413 / 51°44'28"N

Longitude: -0.9359 / 0°56'9"W

OS Eastings: 473570

OS Northings: 205265

OS Grid: SP735052

Mapcode National: GBR C26.XW4

Mapcode Global: VHDVG.QHLH

Entry Name: Church of St Catherine

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1181108

English Heritage Legacy ID: 249133

Location: Towersey, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX9

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Towersey

Built-Up Area: Towersey

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Towersey

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

TOWERSEY CHURCH LANE
SP7305 (East side)
8/119 Church of St. Catherine
18/07/63

GV II

Church. Early C13 chancel; mid C14 nave, tower and restoration of c.1850 by J.
Cranston. Coursed squared stone; C19 plain-tile roof; roof to tower not visible.
4-bay nave, 2-bay chancel, transept recess to north, south tower. 2-centre
moulded stone archway to base of tower. 2-centre arched doorway with hood mould
and C19 plank door. 2-light Y-tracery windows with hood moulds to left and
right. Rear: 2-centre arched doorway with plank door to centre of nave. 2-light
Y-tracery windows to left and right. 3-light panel-tracery window to transept.
Lancet to chancel. 2-light reticulated-tracery windows to east end of chancel
and nave. 3-light intersecting-tracery window to west end. Tower of 3 stages.
Clock face to each side of second stage. 2-light Y-tracery louvred openings to
third stage; battlemented parapet with banded obelisk finials to corners.
Interior: C14 two-bay arch-braced collar-truss roof with windbraces to chancel.
Piscina to right of projecting bowl on a half-column. Segmental pointed chancel
arch. C19 braced collar truss roof to nave. Mid C17 hexagonal wood pulpit with
carved panels. C14 round stone font. Some C17 fleur-de-lys bench ends. History:
the clock in the tower was presented in 1877 from Thame Town Hall, where it had
been installed c.1777, having been originally at Rycote Chapel from 1577-1777.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.819; V.C.H.: Buckinghamshire,
Vol.IV, 1927, p.l06-7).


Listing NGR: SP7357005265

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