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Church of St Giles

A Grade I Listed Building in Newington, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6642 / 51°39'51"N

Longitude: -1.1212 / 1°7'16"W

OS Eastings: 460878

OS Northings: 196527

OS Grid: SU608965

Mapcode National: GBR 908.RB1

Mapcode Global: VHCY9.JF4K

Plus Code: 9C3WMV7H+MG

Entry Name: Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1193229

English Heritage Legacy ID: 248275

Location: Newington, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX10

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Newington

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Newington

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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5U6096 (West side)
15/38 Church of St. Giles


Church. C12, c.1200, C13 and C14. Limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; old
plain-tile roof. Nave, chancel, north transept, west tower and spire, and south
porch. The 2-bay chancel retains, to north, a lancet of c.1200 and a small
arched doorway, but the south wall is early C14 and has two 2-light windows with
geometrical tracery. The 3-light east window is late C14 early-Perpendicular
style and there is a square-headed 2-light C15 window inserted in the north
wall. The south wall of the C12 nave has, to east, a rebuilt section across the
former transept containing a plain 3-light C17 stone-mullioned window. Traces of
former crossing piers remain. Further west is a 2-light Decorated window. The
C12 south door, under a deep hood mould with lozenge decoration and containing
an old plank door with the remains of crescent hinges, is sheltered by a C19
timber-framed porch. To west of it are a square-headed C15 window set in a C12
opening (visible internally) and a matching C19 window. The north wall of the
nave is blind except for a late C12 doorway with an old plank door and a moulded
outer arch supported on detached shafts with flat-leaf capitals. The western
angles of the nave retain C12 roll mouldings. The late C13 north transept has a
cusped lancet and a small 2-light window with cusped Y-tracery. The late C13
3-stage tower has a cusped lancet, to west, 2-light belfry openings with plain
Y-tracery and a rendered octagonal broach spire rising from within a plain
parapet. To west are 2 massive C15 buttresses. Interior: the chancel has, to
south, a C15 piscina and a richly-moulded arched tomb recess of c,1300 with
pierced cusping. The 7-centred coupled-rafter roof is probably C14. The black
and white marble floor may be C17. The C14 chancel arch contains a simple C15
screen. The canted roofs of nave and transept are covered with C19 boarded
panelling. The transept arch of c.1200, of 2 unchamfered orders, seems to
represent an ambitious scheme to provide for nave aisles. Beyond the late C13
tower arch is an ancient stair with solid triangular treads. C12 tub front;
plain C17 panelled pulpit. Fine early C15 glass in north window of chancel,
including 2 donor figures, and fragments in 2 other windows. Memorials include
an elaborate wall monument of 1650 to Walter Dunch containing 2 shrouded
wreathed marble half figures framed by black marble Tuscan columns supporting a
broken segmental pediment containing an armorial cartouche. A standing
white-marble monument to Sir Henry Dunch (died 1686) is topped by a large urn.
There are also many C18 wall tablets to the White family, and many C17 and C18
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp.715-6).

Listing NGR: SU6087996528

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