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Church of St Thomas

A Grade II Listed Building in Watchfield, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6108 / 51°36'38"N

Longitude: -1.6466 / 1°38'47"W

OS Eastings: 424565

OS Northings: 190273

OS Grid: SU245902

Mapcode National: GBR 5W5.Y8S

Mapcode Global: VHC0R.DSV1

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas

Listing Date: 21 November 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183317

English Heritage Legacy ID: 250621

Location: Watchfield, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, SN6

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Watchfield

Built-Up Area: Watchfield

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Shrivenham with Watchfield and Bourton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

1. WATCHFIELD HIGH STREET
Church of St Thomas
SU 29 SW 1/70 21.11.66.

II GV


2.
1857-8 by G E Street in a plain Gothic style. Rubble stone with dressed stone
buttresses, copings and openings and gabled stone tiled roof. 3 bay nave, 1 bay
chancel, N aisle, W bellcote. 2 light simple cusped pointed windows on N side of
nave, 2 windows of 3 stepped cusped lights under pointed arches on the S side.
Chancel windows of 2 lights with cusped 'y' tracery. The roadside W front has an
elaborate interplay of buttressing which includes a central buttress that changes in
direction 6 times before it reaches the bellcote. W porch to the left hand with a
chamfered arch dying into its imposts. Plain doorway arch and plank door with thin
ironwork.
In an otherwise plain interior the N aisle has deeply undercut capitals of almost
perpendicular style and deeply splayed windows with eyebrow dripstones. Open rafter
roof with scissor beams and simple cusping, Transitional style font with nebule
enrichment, fine cothick candelabra and an 1860 stained glass E window.


Listing NGR: SU2456590273

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