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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Garsington, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7139 / 51°42'50"N

Longitude: -1.161 / 1°9'39"W

OS Eastings: 458060

OS Northings: 202017

OS Grid: SP580020

Mapcode National: GBR 8ZN.F9D

Mapcode Global: VHCY2.T5LZ

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Last Amended: 18 August 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1284943

English Heritage Legacy ID: 246439

Location: Garsington, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX44

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Garsington

Built-Up Area: Garsington

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Garsington

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP 5802 GARSINGTON SOUTHEND
(West side)
8/51 Church of St Mary
18/07/63
GV II*

Church. c.1200, c.1300, C14 restored c.1850, Limestone rubble with ashlar
dressings; some Westmorland slate roofs. 4-bay aisled nave with chancel, west
tower and south porch. Chancel of c.1300 has three 2-light windows each side
with Y-tracery, the western pair lower with transoms; 3-light east
window with intersecting tracery, and priests door in south wall. 2-light
square headed side windows of nave have oggee tracery. Reticulated tracery in
west windows of aisles. 3-light east window to south asile has lobed tracery.
-stage Transitional tower of c.1200 has at the lower stage, clasping
buttresses and round-headed west window with pointed outer arch and detached
shafts, plain lancets to the second stage, and pairs of lancets to each face of
the top stage with outer roll-mouled arches on detached shafts and linked hood-
moulds, below a decayed corbel table. Interior: C14 nave arcades of 2 chamfered
orders under hood-moulds - round piers to north and later octagonal piers to
south. Sexfoil clerestory lights have 3-centred rear arches. Tower arch has
shafts and stiff-leaf capitals. Chancel arch, probably all roofs, wooden south
porch, winged parapet gargoyles and much rebuilding, particularly of the north
aisle, date from a thorough restoratin of 1849 by Joseph Clarke. Woodwork all
C19 except for barley twist communion rail in south aisle and C15 screen re-set
in tower arch. Glass: Armorial panels of 1845 by J.H. Russell; east window of
1883, brought from Church of St. Giles, Oxford. Monuments: Mutilated floor slab
c.1300; brass 1484; C18 wall tablets to members of Wickham and Sadler families;
shallow relief profile of Lady Ottoline Morrell (died 1938) said to be by Eric
Gill.
(V.C.H. Oxfordshire, V, pp.154-6; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire pp.610-11).


Listing NGR: SP5806002017

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