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Church of St Birinus

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dorchester, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6413 / 51°38'28"N

Longitude: -1.1647 / 1°9'52"W

OS Eastings: 457900

OS Northings: 193936

OS Grid: SU579939

Mapcode National: GBR 90M.0C8

Mapcode Global: VHCYG.R0NM

Entry Name: Church of St Birinus

Listing Date: 14 May 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1369090

English Heritage Legacy ID: 248060

Location: Dorchester, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX10

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Dorchester

Built-Up Area: Dorchester

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Dorchester

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(east side)

1192-0/8/31 Church of St Birinus

GV 14/5/96 II*

Roman Catholic Church. 1849 by William Wilkinson Wardell for John Davey of Overy .Coursed squared limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; stone-slate roof Nave, chancel, north vestry and south porch. Decorated style. The one-bay chancel has a 3-Iight traceried east window and cusped single lights in the side walls. The small 2-light side windows of the 3-bay nave have a variety of flowing tracery and all hoods have carved head stops. The porch, in the centre of the south side, has richly-moulded doorway below a canopied statue of the Virgin and Child. The west wall has cusped single lights flanking a large canopied standing figure of St Birinus supported by an angel corbel. The gable parapets bear apex crosses and, over the chancel arch, a tall bellcote with a traceried opening. Interior: the contemporary fittings of the chancel include a painted and gilded panelled ceiling with an elaborate cornice, plus elaborately-canopied recesses for piscina and font in the south wall. The traceried wooden chancel screen carries carved rood figures, and the cancel arch has rich foliage capitals and a surrounding painted inscription. The contemporary glass in the chancel windows is by Ward and Nixon and there is one later stained-glass window in the nave. A rich and complete interior. Wardell was a friend of Pugin and later designed the R C cathedrals of Melbourne and Sydney.

Listing NGR: SU5790093936

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