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Church of St Michael and All Angels

A Grade II* Listed Building in Leafield, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8357 / 51°50'8"N

Longitude: -1.539 / 1°32'20"W

OS Eastings: 431860

OS Northings: 215336

OS Grid: SP318153

Mapcode National: GBR 6TY.V0J

Mapcode Global: VHBZV.84R1

Entry Name: Church of St Michael and All Angels

Listing Date: 21 August 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367730

English Heritage Legacy ID: 253622

Location: Leafield, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX29

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Leafield

Built-Up Area: Leafield

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Leafield with Wychwood

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

LEAFIELD LOWER END
SP3115 (South side)
9/65 Church of St. Michael and All
Angels
GV II*

Church. Circa 1858, tower not completed until 1874; tower rebuilt in shorter
form early C20. By Sir George Gilbert Scott. Squared coursed stone; imitation
stone tile roofs, except stone spire, 4-bay aisled nave, central tower, and
chancel. Gothic Revival style. South side: stone gabled porch to left of centre
of south aisle with 2-centred archway on columns, and 2-centred doorway on
columns with plank door, having decorative wrought-iron hinges. Paired lancets
to north and south aisles with quatrefoils above, forming cross-gables. 3-light
stone mullion windows to clerestory. 2 lancets to side-chapel to south, and to
organ chamber to north. Triple lancet with Rose window above to east end of
chancel. West end: lancets to ends of aisles. Central 2-centre arched doorway
with gabled canopy surround on shafts. 2 lancets to nave with Rose window above.
Central tower has square base, octagonal second stage with 2-light Plate-tracery
louvred openings and broach spire with hipped lanterns to cardinal sides.
Interior: arch-braced roof to chancel. Painted inscriptions on sheet metal to
walls of chancel and over nave arcades. Encaustic tile floor to chancel, and
frescoed fleur-de-lys pattern behind altar. Wood panelled roof to crossing with
decorative painting to ribs and panels. C19 choir stalls. 2-centre arches to
chancel, nave, side chapel, and organ. Nave arcades of 4 two-centred arches on
round piers. C19 pulpit, pews and font.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1979, p682; The Works of Sir Gilbert Scott,
D. Cole: Architectural Press: 1980)


Listing NGR: SP3186015336

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