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Church of St Mary Magdalene

A Grade II* Listed Building in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8473 / 51°50'50"N

Longitude: -1.357 / 1°21'25"W

OS Eastings: 444386

OS Northings: 216716

OS Grid: SP443167

Mapcode National: GBR 7WH.5QR

Mapcode Global: VHCX6.FTFR

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Listing Date: 18 October 1949

Last Amended: 27 July 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262223

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435556

Location: Woodstock, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX20

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Woodstock

Built-Up Area: Woodstock

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Woodstock

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP4416NW (South side)
9/217 Church of St. Mary Magdalene
18/10/49 (Formerly listed as Church of
St. Mary Magdalen)
Church. Late C12, enlarged in later medieval period and rebuilt by A.W.
Blomfield in 1878, who built north aisle; west tower by John Yenn, 1785.
Limestone rubble and squared and coursed limestone with ashlar quoins and
dressings; limestone ashlar west tower. Gabled stone slate chancel roof and
concrete tile north aisle roof; other shallow-pitched roofs of lead. Chancel,
aisled nave and west tower. Late C19 five-light east window of intersecting
tracery. 8-bay north aisle, with buttressed walls and crenellated parapet, has
2- and 3-light Decorated-style windows. 2-bay south side of chancel has early
C14 two-light rectilinear window, C13 buttress, a C15 pointed arched blocked
door and a C15 three-light window with panel tracery. South aisle:
segmental-arched late C13 three-light trefoil-headed east window; late C19
buttresses; late C12 doorway, of 2 orders with zig-zag mouldings divided by roll
moulding; two mid C13 plate-tracery windows; late C19 two-light
geometrical-style windows to west. Late C15 five-bay clerestorey with 3-light
ogee-headed windows. Early C14 five-light Curvilinear west window. C15 west
porch has offset corner buttresses, canopied niche over pointed moulded doorway,
and 2-light cinquefoiled windows: early C14 pointed moulded west doorway, with
head stops to labels. West tower, built 1785; rusticated quoin strips; bracketed
cornice over heavy panelled north door; first-floor windows with leaded-lights,
set in semi-circular arched architraves with impost-and keyblocks; next stage
has clocks with swag surrounds to each side; upper stage has semi-circular
arched windows, each framed by arch of blocked voussoirs, Doric pilasters and
apron, set within blind arches. Dentilled cornice; balustraded parapet with
corner finials. Interior: coloured tile reredos and trefoiled piscina of 1878;
C15 moulded pointed arched doorway to north. Late C19 triple arcade to north
chapel, which has late C19 archways to vestry and north aisle; organ loft in
North Chapel has finely-carved Jacobean frieze. Late C19 chancel arch. C15 rood
screen, has double-leaf doors and open tracery to upper panels with brattished
cornice. Late C16/early C17 three-and-a-half bay roof, arch-braced with moulded
ashlar plate and carved pendentives to false hammer beams. Late C19 five-bay
nave arcades: south arcade has three C13 capitals with carved heads set in
stiff-leaf foliage, and a C13 carved capital. Late C19 wood pulpit and bronze
lectern; C15 octagonal stone front with blind tracery; C14 trefoiled piscina in
south aisle. Nave has late C15 six-bay tie-beam roof; braces, sprung from late
C19 corbels, have traceried spandrels; carved bosses to soffits of tie beans;
moulded and brattished ashlar plate; mouchettes carved in spandrels of roof.
Late C15 south aisle roof with moulded beams. Monuments in south aisle: brass of
Richard Bailly d.1441; C18 and C19 memorial tablets; at west end of aisle is
brass of Hieronimum Keyt, d.1631, showing him kneeling at prayer; monument to
Jerome Keyt, d.1631, has oval tablet set in coloured architectural frame with
shaped pediment set over heraldic achievement set in broken pediment.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: pp856-7)

Listing NGR: SP4438616716

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