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Church of the Holy Trinity

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8657 / 51°51'56"N

Longitude: -1.5649 / 1°33'53"W

OS Eastings: 430058

OS Northings: 218658

OS Grid: SP300186

Mapcode National: GBR 5S6.TDT

Mapcode Global: VHBZM.TCLL

Plus Code: 9C3WVC8P+73

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 27 August 1956

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368158

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251713

Location: Ascott-under-Wychwood, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Ascott-under-Wychwood

Built-Up Area: Ascott-under-Wychwood

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ascott-under-Wychwood

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SP 31 NW
4/2 Church of the Holy Trinity
Parish Church. Late C12, altered C14 and restored 1857 by Street. Built of rubble
with Cotswold stone roofs. Two-bay chancel, 3-bay nave with low north aisle,
3 stage west tower with plain parapet. Gabled south porch and south transept;
vestry to north-east (1857-9). Two lower stages of tower and the side windows of
chancel are circa 1200 lancets, latter in wide reveals, nave and north transept
probably of the same period but with C14 windows of ogee pattern, a north door of
that period in the aisle and a late C14 stepped 3-light lancet with cusped heads and
nave (restored). Reticulated east window (possibly by Street). Paired C15 lancets
to upper stages of tower and crenellation. Square-headed 2-light windows with
stilted-arch lights to east and south walls of south transept. The south porch has
Norman impost capitals and a chamfered archway with pyramidal steps; inner arch of
early C13. Wooden priest's door with shouldered lintel.
Interior: 4-bay late C12 arcade, one capital with scallops, 2 square piers, labels
with pyramidal stops. Chancel arch and arch to south chapel double chamfered and
with moulded caps - probably early C13. The best feature is the triple sedilia with
foiled head arcade to front part (also to be seen at Shipton and at Idbury - latter
so similar as to suggest the same masons). C15 pillar piscina. C17 communion table
(north aisle). Font octagonal C15 chalice type. Furnishings, and nave and chancel
roofs by Street. A few low late mediaeval pews survive.

Listing NGR: SP3005818658

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