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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Uffington, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6019 / 51°36'6"N

Longitude: -1.5649 / 1°33'53"W

OS Eastings: 430230

OS Northings: 189317

OS Grid: SU302893

Mapcode National: GBR 5WH.F67

Mapcode Global: VHC0S.TZKW

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 11 December 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198865

English Heritage Legacy ID: 250781

Location: Uffington, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, SN7

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Uffington

Built-Up Area: Uffington

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Uffington

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU3089 (West side)
11/158 Church of St. Mary.


Church. c.1250. Rendered walling, stone slate roof. Cruciform plan with tower
over crossing. East wall has 3 blank roundels for consecration crosses with 3
lancets above linked by continuous hood-mould; gablets to corner buttresses.
Two 2-light mid C13 windows to each side wall of chancel; south wall of chancel
also has an early C14 reticulated style window and late C19 studded door to mid
C13 gabled porch with stiff leaf capitals to engaged columns. North transept
has 2 lancets to east wall, blank roundel under 3 lancets to gable wall with
gablets to corner buttresses, and on the west wall, two unusual gabled
projections with 3 lights carried to top. South transept has lancet windows to
east wall and 3 to south wall with gablets to corner buttresses; similar gabled
projection to west as to north transept adjoining mid C13 porch, which has
moulded capitals to engaged columns and is tunnel vaulted to old studded door.
North wall of nave has stair-turret to nave adjoining transept, sexfoiled
circular window above blocked C13 door, mid C17 2-light stone-mullioned window
to left beneath eaves, one blank roundel. South wall of nave has mid C17 window
as opposite, one blank roundel. Gabled south porch has corner buttresses with
gablets and late C20 carved figures: stiff-leaf capitals to engaged columns
both inside and out, rib vault; C13 door with original crescent hinges. West
wall has 3 blind roundels under three mid C17 lancet windows with segmental
heads. Octagonal tower with louvred lancets and top storey added in mid C18
with embattled parapet. Interior: late C19 stained glass in east window, late
C19 reredos, 3-bay chancel has wall shafts with moulded capitals and springers
but no arch: eastern sanctuary bay has arch of c.1852; trefoiled heads over
piscina and sedilia; Mid C19 benches and desk. North transept has some detail
to wall shafting: large square aumbry with hinges in north wall adjoining
memorial tablet to Thomas Hughes, 1822-96 and author of "Tom Brown's
Schooldays", and a memorial to Edward Archer, 1603, which is built of limestone
and has two columns with foliate capitals to flat top; C15 chest; trefoiled
piscina to each of the west chapels; late C19 roof with carved heads to
corbels. South transept has monument to John Saunders, which has coffered arch
with strapwork back to semi-reclining effigy; Victorian font; late C19 waggon
roof. Nave has C17 and C18 ledger stones to aisle; C19 wood pulpit; memorial
font of c.1915j 4-bay mid C19 crown post roof. Buildings of England, Berkshire,
pp. 243-4.

Listing NGR: SU3023189314

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