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Church of St Giles

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Coxwell, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.639 / 51°38'20"N

Longitude: -1.6114 / 1°36'41"W

OS Eastings: 426989

OS Northings: 193424

OS Grid: SU269934

Mapcode National: GBR 5W1.7F5

Mapcode Global: VHC0S.02ZD

Entry Name: Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 21 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368112

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251561

Location: Great Coxwell, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, SN7

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Great Coxwell

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Great Coxwell

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU29SE Church of St Giles
Parish church. Originally a C13 plan, altered and enlarged in the C15 and
restored in 1882. Rubble stone and stone dressings, cement render to S wall
of nave and tower with gabled stone tiled roofs. 2-bay nave, 2-bay chancel,
N porch, W tower. Perpendicular tower of 3 storeys with plain string
courses, 2-light cusped bell openings under flat heads with dripstones, a
moulded string to upper storey with gargoyles and an embattled parapet. W
window of 3 cusped lights under a pointed head. S wall of nave has one
flat-headed window of 3 cusped lights, a 2-cusped-light window under a
pointed head, a similar but smaller 2-light window of C19 date and a large
flat-headed window of 3 cusped lights next to another of 2 lights. Apart
from the C19 window these are C14 and C15. The N wall of the nave preserves
2 Early English lancets. The chancel S wall rebuilt circa 1290 but
preserves an Early English lancet and a plainly moulded priest's door
alongside a Decorated 2-cusped-light window under a pointed head. The
chancel N wall has 2 Early English lancets. E window of three stepped
pointed-trefoiled lights under a pointed arch of the late C13. On the W end
of the nave is a decayed C13 sanctus bellcote. Gabled, stone tiled, timber-
faced porch leads to the N doorway with a plain pointed arch and hoodmould
and an early C15 door with large scale tracery with feathered cusping.
Inside a plainly moulded C15 arch to the tower, deep splays to the windows
and a mid C13 chancel arch on half shafts. The chancel has a cusped-headed
piscina on the S wall, a trefoil-headed niche behind the altar flanked by 2
lancet niches and below these, rectangular niches. Open trussed-rafter
roofs with semi-circular bracing, both restored C19. Circa 1500 brass to
William Morys in nave. 18 inch figure, with 3 small figures below. He is
recorded to have been 'sumtyme fermor of Cokysell'. There are also several
late C18 mural tablets. In the E window clear glass panes with engraved
shields of 1792 by Eginton. Late C17 communsion rail with flat balusters
of dumb-bell outline and a Jacobean pulpit with strapwork in the nave behind
which are rood stairs.

Listing NGR: SU2698893423

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

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