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Church of St Katherine

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chiselhampton, Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6887 / 51°41'19"N

Longitude: -1.1446 / 1°8'40"W

OS Eastings: 459226

OS Northings: 199229

OS Grid: SU592992

Mapcode National: GBR 901.5FL

Mapcode Global: VHCY3.3TR9

Plus Code: 9C3WMVQ4+F5

Entry Name: Church of St Katherine

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1193807

English Heritage Legacy ID: 248370

Location: Stadhampton, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX44

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Stadhampton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Stadhampton with Chiselhampton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU5999 (East side)
11/129 Church of St. Katherine


Church. 1762 for Charles Peers. Rendered walls with limestone dressings; old
plain-tile roof. Rectangular plan with an eastern projection and a western
turret. Walls have chamfered quoins and a stone cornice; the gable parapets are
flanked by large stone urn with gadrooned covers and festooned sides. To south
are 4 leaded arched windows with projecting keyblocks. The shallow projection to
east has a semi-circular parapet. The entrance front has double-leaf panelled
doors, with a wooden architrave and cornice, and a square wooden clock turret
which rises above 2 small scrolls which terminate the gable. The lower stage of
the turret has rusticated quoins and a large painted clock face; the open upper
stage has keyblock arches and clasping pilasters supporting a dentil cornice and
a pointed concave roof. The eastern gable is terminated by a lead urn. Interior;
the roof has a shallow elliptical plaster vault and the south windows are
flanked by pilaster on consoles supporting a dentil cornice. The arrangement is
repeated on the north with blind windows. The east wall has a shallow
segmental-arched recess. The C18 fittings survive complete and incorporate a
fine C17 pulpit with heavily-carved arched panels. The oak panelling in the
sanctuary recess frames the Creed, Decalogue etc. and is ornamented with carved
festoons and Rococo detail below a plain segmental pediment. The turned
communion rails enclose the carved C18 altar table on 3 sides and also return
westwards to meet the high panelled box peers. A western gallery is carried on
wooden Tuscan columns. There are many C18, C19 and C20 wall monuments to members
of the Peers family who owned Chiselhampton House (q.v.). The designer may have
been Samuel Dowbiggin of London who was responsible for the house.
(V.C.H,: Oxfordshire, Vol.VII, p.5; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire,

Listing NGR: SU5922699229

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