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Chapel at Water Eaton Manor House

A Grade I Listed Building in Gosford and Water Eaton, Oxfordshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3WRP4W+3H

Entry Name: Chapel at Water Eaton Manor House

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Last Amended: 10 April 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1046563

English Heritage Legacy ID: 243283

Location: Gosford and Water Eaton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX2

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

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

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6/46 Chapel at Water Eaton Manor
07/12/66 House
(Formerly listed as Manor
House, chapel)
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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