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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Shenington with Alkerton, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0834 / 52°5'0"N

Longitude: -1.4509 / 1°27'3"W

OS Eastings: 437721

OS Northings: 242925

OS Grid: SP377429

Mapcode National: GBR 6R5.60W

Mapcode Global: VHBYJ.SWTR

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 8 December 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1300845

English Heritage Legacy ID: 244604

Location: Shenington with Alkerton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX15

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Shenington with Alkerton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Shenington with Alkerton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP 3642-3742
7/48 Church of St. Michael
Church. c.1200 with late C14 clerestory and chancel rebuilt in early C17. 2
upper storeys of tower added in early C14. Porch of C14. Restorations of 1889 by
J. Cossins. Ironstone ashlar. Chancel and south porch have steeply pitched stone
slate roofs. Chancel, central tower, nave, south aisle, south porch. Chancel has
a 3-light lancet on east and 3-light stone mullion window on south. South aisle
has a doorway with a plain round arch and plank door. Two 3-light Perpendicular
windows restored in C19. A 2-light lancet with trefoiled head to left of porch.
Diagonal and clasping buttresses. Gabled south porch has a pointed arched
doorway with hood mould, stone bench seats and stoup. Plank door with
wrought-iron hinges. Nave has two 2-light Perpendicular windows to ground floor
and clerestory on north. Pointed, arched doorway on north. 4 similar late C14
clerestory windows on south with elaborately carved corbel table with beasts,
grotesque figures and musical instruments. Characteristic of work carried out by
the north Oxfordshire masons appearing at Hanwell, Adderbury and Bloxham.
Central tower of 3 stages with crenellated parapet. Cusped lancets and slit
window to staircase. Interior. East arch to the chancel re-cut in C14. North and
south arches are round headed, the north blocked, the south leading to the organ
chamber added in 1889 by J. Cossins. Nave has restored cambered tiebeam roof,
partly original, supported on stone head corbels. 2-bay south arcade of c.1200
with 2 chamfered orders, bell shaped capitals and a round pier opposite entrance
with trumpet-scallop decoration. C12 tub shaped font and C19 stone base. Effigy
to unknown Knight in chancel. C18 memorials to Pointer family, and memorials to
Timothy Lydiat pastor d.1652/3, and Hannah the wife of Richard Burden, pastor
(VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol IX, pp51-2; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1974,

Listing NGR: SP3771842924

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