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Latitude: 51.8052 / 51°48'18"N
Longitude: -1.2535 / 1°15'12"W
OS Eastings: 451567
OS Northings: 212104
OS Grid: SP515121
Mapcode National: GBR 8YC.V6G
Mapcode Global: VHCXG.7W5H
Entry Name: Chapel at Water Eaton Manor House
Listing Date: 7 December 1966
Last Amended: 10 April 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1046563
English Heritage Legacy ID: 243283
Location: Gosford and Water Eaton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX2
Civil Parish: Gosford and Water Eaton
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Kidlington with Hampton Poyle
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
GOSFORD AND WATER EATON WATER EATON
6/46 Chapel at Water Eaton Manor
(Formerly listed as Manor
Domestic chapel. c.1600, restored 1884 by W. Wilkinson and H.W. Moore, and
c.1905 by G.F. Bodley. Coursed squared limestone with ashlar dressings;
Stonesfield-slate roof. Nave and chancel. Perpendicular style. Walls have
chamfered plinth, stepped angle buttresses and rise to gable parapets. Chancel
east window has 5 cinquefoiled lights within a 4-centre-arched head; south
window is similar but of 3 lights, and there are 2 more 3-light windows in the
south wall of the nave plus a fourth facing west. South doorway has a 3-centred
head with recessed spandrels below a label mould. The west gable has a small
bellcote. Interior: nave and chancel have wagon roofs of heavy coupled rafters
with arched bracing rising from moulded wall plates. Chancel arch is in
Renaissance style with a chamfered semi-circular arch and moulded capitals
continued as a cornice. Contemporary fittings include a complete set of bench
pews with heavy fleur-de-lys poppyheads, a hexagonal pulpit with carved arched
panels, plus sounding board and crested canopy, a fine chancel screen with an
arcade of black-painted Ionic columns supporting a strapwork frieze (the lower
panelling probably a restoration), and a simple communion table with turned
legs. Choir stalls in similar style are C19, as is the rood added by Bodley.
Early C20 stained glass in east window. A remarkably complete survival of a rare
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.826; H. Avray Tipping "Water Eaton Manor,
Oxfordshire"; Country Life, Nov. 9th 1907, pp.666-74; V.C.H: Oxfordshire, Vol.12
(to be published).).
Listing NGR: SP5156612104
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