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Church of St Ethelreda

A Grade I Listed Building in Horley, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0925 / 52°5'32"N

Longitude: -1.3929 / 1°23'34"W

OS Eastings: 441685

OS Northings: 243966

OS Grid: SP416439

Mapcode National: GBR 7SC.W2L

Mapcode Global: VHBYK.SNZS

Entry Name: Church of St Ethelreda

Listing Date: 8 December 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216504

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401743

Location: Horley, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX15

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Horley

Built-Up Area: Horley

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Horley

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

HORLEY CHURCH LANE
SP4143 (East side)
23/88 Church of St. Etheireda
08/12/55

GV I

Church. C12. Chancel and central tower remodelled in C13 and C14. Nave of C13.
Clerestory of c.1320. South aisle enlarged C14 and south porch added. North
aisle rebuilt C15 re-using the C13 doorway but inserting C15 windows. Nave west
window of C17, C17 and C18 repairs. Restored in 1915 by William Weir. Squared
coursed ironstone. Steeply pitched stone slate roofs. Stone corner stack.
Chancel, central tower, nave, north and south aisles, south porch. 7-window
range. Chancel. Priest's doorway on south has plank door, pointed arched head
and hood mould. Entrance is flanked by 3-light. Decorating windows with ogee
arched hood moulds. 5-light east window has intersecting tracery and hood mould.
Chancel has two 3-light Decorated windows on the north. Stone-coped gables.
Central tower of 3 stages with crenellated parapet and diagonal buttresses. C12
openings to 3rd stage. Singl and 2-light Perpendicular windows on south. Nave
clerestory has 4-Perpendicular windows on north and south with square heads.
Parapet. South aisle has 3-light Decorated windows with reticulated and wheel
tracery and a 2-light Perpendicular window with square head, hood mould and
label stops. Parapet diagonal buttress. Gabled south porch has pointed arched
doorway. South door has 2 attached C13 columns with bell capitals. North aisle,
C13 re-sited doorway. Three 3-light Perpendicular windows. Hood moulds and label
stops. West window of nave renewed in C17. West doorway of C13. Interior.
Chancel has a C19 King strut roof. Two C12 piscinas and an aumbry with a round
arch with roll moulding. Decorated chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders. Nave has
a 4-bay C19 King strut roof. 4-bay nave arcasdes with arches of 2 chamfered
orders and alternating round and octagonal piers. Screen and roof loft by
Lawrence Dale 1947-50. C18 organ. C12 tub shaped font. Noteable wall paintings;
Gigantic St. Christopher c.1450 in north aisle (¨one of the largest and most
perfect representations of the Saint in this Country¨ VCH). Post Reformation
textes on south wall. Tower has 2 arched tomb recesses and brass c.1500
representing a Civilian and Lady with 6 daughters and several sons. Fragments of
early glass; early C15 in north aisle; south aisle. C19 pine pulpit and C19
pews.
(Buildings of England; Oxfordshire; 1974, pp652-3; VCH: Oxfordshire, Vol IX,
pp134-6; Jnl Bot. Arch. Assoc., Vol 27 (1921), pl, 1-76)

Listing NGR: SP4169643966

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description

HORLEY CHURCH LANE
SP4143 (East side)
23/88 Church of St. Etheireda
08/12/55

GV I

Church. C12. Chancel and central tower remodelled in C13 and C14. Nave of C13.
Clerestory of c.1320. South aisle enlarged C14 and south porch added. North
aisle rebuilt C15 re-using the C13 doorway but inserting C15 windows. Nave west
window of C17, C17 and C18 repairs. Restored in 1915 by William Weir. Squared
coursed ironstone. Steeply pitched stone slate roofs. Stone corner stack.
Chancel, central tower, nave, north and south aisles, south porch. 7-window
range. Chancel. Priest's doorway on south has plank door, pointed arched head
and hood mould. Entrance is flanked by 3-light. Decorating windows with ogee
arched hood moulds. 5-light east window has intersecting tracery and hood mould.
Chancel has two 3-light Decorated windows on the north. Stone-coped gables.
Central tower of 3 stages with crenellated parapet and diagonal buttresses. C12
openings to 3rd stage. Singl and 2-light Perpendicular windows on south. Nave
clerestory has 4-Perpendicular windows on north and south with square heads.
Parapet. South aisle has 3-light Decorated windows with reticulated and wheel
tracery and a 2-light Perpendicular window with square head, hood mould and
label stops. Parapet diagonal buttress. Gabled south porch has pointed arched
doorway. South door has 2 attached C13 columns with bell capitals. North aisle,
C13 re-sited doorway. Three 3-light Perpendicular windows. Hood moulds and label
stops. West window of nave renewed in C17. West doorway of C13. Interior.
Chancel has a C19 King strut roof. Two C12 piscinas and an aumbry with a round
arch with roll moulding. Decorated chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders. Nave has
a 4-bay C19 King strut roof. 4-bay nave arcasdes with arches of 2 chamfered
orders and alternating round and octagonal piers. Screen and roof loft by
Lawrence Dale 1947-50. C18 organ. C12 tub shaped font. Noteable wall paintings;
Gigantic St. Christopher c.1450 in north aisle (¨one of the largest and most
perfect representations of the Saint in this Country¨ VCH). Post Reformation
textes on south wall. Tower has 2 arched tomb recesses and brass c.1500
representing a Civilian and Lady with 6 daughters and several sons. Fragments of
early glass; early C15 in north aisle; south aisle. C19 pine pulpit and C19
pews.
(Buildings of England; Oxfordshire; 1974, pp652-3; VCH: Oxfordshire, Vol IX,
pp134-6; Jnl Bot. Arch. Assoc., Vol 27 (1921), pl, 1-76)

Listing NGR: SP4169643966

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