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Church of St Mary Magdalene

A Grade II Listed Building in Duns Tew, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9529 / 51°57'10"N

Longitude: -1.3362 / 1°20'10"W

OS Eastings: 445712

OS Northings: 228470

OS Grid: SP457284

Mapcode National: GBR 7V5.JZD

Mapcode Global: VHCWT.S5FS

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Listing Date: 8 December 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1369849

English Heritage Legacy ID: 243972

Location: Duns Tew, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Duns Tew

Built-Up Area: Duns Tew

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Duns Tew

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP4528 DUNS TEW
9/245 Church of St. Mary Magdalene
08/12/55

GV II
Church. C12 and C14/C15, restored c.1665 and largely rebuilt c.1861 by Sir G.G.
Scott for Sir Henry Dashwood. Coursed squared marlstone and limestone with some
banding and with limestone- and marlstone-ashlar dressings; Stonesfieid-slate
roof. Chancel, nave, north-east vestry, north aisle, south porch and west tower.
C19 chancel, in marlstone with limestone banding and dressings, has to south two
2-light traceried windows in Decorated style plus a round-headed priest's door,
but to east has a re-used 3-light window with Perpendicular tracery, and to
north a C13 lancet. North aisle and vestry also incorporate earlier windows: the
vestry a 2-light C14 window with ogee tracery, and the aisle a similar window
plus a large square-headed 3-light C15 window with a label mould; to west is a
large C19 traceried window. South wall of nave and the porch are earlier,
although probably partly C17; to right of the porch is a 3-light C14 window and
to left a 2-light square-headed window with arched lights and a label (probably
C17). Porch has a C19 arch of 2 chamfered orders but shelters a small late C12
door with a moulded arch; the gable parapet and foliated cross are C19, as on
the other gables. An inscription in the porch gable states "Tower and
Porch/Rebuilt Anno 1665/The Church/Restored A.D.1861". Banded 3-stage tower,
with stepped diagonal buttresses and a plain parapet, incorporates a C14 west
door with continuous wave mouldings but the square-headed windows with arched
lights and recessed spandrels are C17. One of the crocketed pinnacles is
inscribed "This/bee/built/166(?)". Interior: walls are all in Cl9 banded
stonework, and the arch to the vestry and the chancel arch are also C19, the
latter with moulded corbels rising from carved heads. 3-bay nave arcade is late
C14 and has octagonal columns and arches of 2 chamfered orders springing from
richly-moulded quatrefoil capitals with carved heads, matched by corbelled
responds. Tower arch of 3 chamfered orders is probably partly medieval but has
renewed impost blocks. Roofs are all C19. Fittings include an elaborate painted
and gilded screen forming a sacristy behind the sanctuary, which is probably
c.1900 and not by Scott. C12 tub font has chevron and arcaded decoration. A
fragment of medieval sculpture and a canopy have been re-set to left of the
chancel arch. C19 stained glass in east window.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p590; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol XI, p220)


Listing NGR: SP4571228470

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