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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9291 / 51°55'44"N

Longitude: -1.2818 / 1°16'54"W

OS Eastings: 449483

OS Northings: 225866

OS Grid: SP494258

Mapcode National: GBR 7VN.0R3

Mapcode Global: VHCWV.QSR0

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226006

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423070

Location: Upper Heyford, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Upper Heyford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Upper Heyford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

UPPER HEYFORD CHURCH WALK
SP42NE (West side)
2/137 Church of St. Mary
07/12/66
GV II*

Church. C15, and 1867 by Talbot Bury incorporating C14 and C15 elements. Rubble
and coursed squared limestone with ashlar dressings; Welsh-slate, sheet-metal,
and concrete plain-tile roofs. Chancel, nave, north aisle, north and south
vestries, west tower and south porch. Rebuilt chancel incorporates a fine
3-light east window with Perpendicular drop tracery below a 4-centred arch, and
has a square-headed 2-light window to north; matching window to south plus
remainder of chancel and vestries is C19. Nave has, to south, two 3-light
Perpendicular-style windows below pairs of quatrefoil clerestory windows, and
has 2 small windows above the south porch. North aisle has traceried windows
with pointed-segmental arches. North clerestory has 3 pairs of quatrefoil
windows, and the nave parapet is a frieze of blind quatrefoils. C15 rubble
tower, with diagonal buttresses and moulded plinth and strings, has a moulded
Tudor-arched west doorway below a 3-light Perpendicular window, and has arched
2-light bell-chamber openings with Perpendicular tracery, below a crenellated
parapet which formerly had corner pinnacles; buttresses carry the arms of New
College Oxford and its Warden at the time of building (c.1465). Interior:
Chancel incorporates a C14 piscina with a cusped head, a C14 recess containing
the effigy of a priest, and a cartouche of arms, now forming the base of a
missal stand. Wide 4-centred arch to south vestry; coupled-rafter roof with
arched bracing. Responds of chancel arch, and east respond and first capital of
3-bay nave arcade, have vigorously-carved capitals with naturalistic grapes,
corn, and other vegetation; remaining capitals are moulded but remain uncarved.
C15 tower arch has inner shafts with octagonal capitals plus a wide casement
moulding. Perpendicular-style nave roof. Fittings include an Art Noveau
wrought-iron screen of c.1900, brought from Bicester Church. Numerous late-C17
and early-C18 ledgers, mostly to members of the Myrry family. C19 stained glass
in east window.
(VCH Oxfordshire, Vol VI, p204; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p820)


Listing NGR: SP4948325866

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