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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pyrton, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6558 / 51°39'20"N

Longitude: -1.0077 / 1°0'27"W

OS Eastings: 468740

OS Northings: 195693

OS Grid: SU687956

Mapcode National: GBR B1Y.41W

Mapcode Global: VHDVT.HN40

Plus Code: 9C3WMX4R+8W

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059730

English Heritage Legacy ID: 248980

ID on this website: 101059730

Location: St Mary's Church, Pyrton, South Oxfordshire, OX49

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Pyrton

Built-Up Area: Pyrton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Pyrton and Shirburn

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

Tagged with: Norman architecture Parish church

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SU6895 (West side)
13/134 Church of St. Mary


Church. Early C12, C15 porch; rebuilt in 1856 by J.C. Buckler. Knapped and
coursed flint, limestone ashlar dressings; gabled old tile roof. Chancel with
vestry and nave with porch and west bellcote. 3-light geometrical-style east
window: chancel side walls each have early C12 roll-moulded lancet: north vestry
has mid C19 round-arched windows. 3-bay nave with 2-light curvilinear-style
windows, and south porch with pointed moulded doorway and C15 three-light
trefoil-headed windows. Early C12 south doorway has hood of grapes, leaves and
fruit over zig-zag arch: jamb shafts with scalloped capitals and quatrefoil
imposts: mid C19 plank door. 2-light curvilinear-style west window flanked by
tall buttresses: bellcote has trefoil-headed lancet over 2 cinquefoil-headed
bell openings. Interior: chancel has brass of Thomas Symeon and wife, d.1522,
floor slab with figure of priest, c.1340, and alabaster floor tablet to Susanna
Ackworth, d.1585. Vestry has wall monument to Thomas Barnard, d.1582. Early C12
chancel arch has hood with flat reeded leaves over moulded arch on imposts
decorated with star-in-square pattern; jamb shafts carved with basket weave
(south) and interlace (north) have cable necks. Nave has top half of Jacobean
pulpit set on C19 platform. C12 font with mid C19 cover, and mid C19 pews,
lectern and arch-braced roof: brass tablet by Eric Gill in memory of Alfred St.
George Hammersley, d.1929. South porch has some medieval floor tiles, floor
tablet to Thomas Pyrton d.1701, early C19 wall tablets (Wiggins family) and C15
arch-braced collar trusses. Stained glass: fine east window, south-east nave
window by Clayton and Bell, 1893. The Church was given to Runcorn Priory,
Cheshire in 1115: the fine Norman features probably date from this time. Buckler
sought to preserve them in his Gothic restoration of 1856.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp.732-733; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VIII,
p.172-4; National Monuments Record).

Listing NGR: SU6874095693

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