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Disused Church of St Swithun,now Village Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Kennington, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7167 / 51°43'0"N

Longitude: -1.2449 / 1°14'41"W

OS Eastings: 452263

OS Northings: 202264

OS Grid: SP522022

Mapcode National: GBR 8ZJ.B2Y

Mapcode Global: VHCY1.C3RT

Plus Code: 9C3WPQ84+M2

Entry Name: Disused Church of St Swithun,now Village Hall

Listing Date: 9 February 1966

Last Amended: 24 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368580

English Heritage Legacy ID: 249737

Location: Kennington, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Town: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Kennington

Built-Up Area: Kennington

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Kennington

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Description

KENNINGTON KENNINGTON ROAD
SP50SW (East side)
7/62 Disused Church of St. Swithun,
09/02/66 now Village Hall
(Formerly listed as Disused
Church of St. Swithun)
- II
Church, now village hall. 1828, by Daniel Robertson. Coursed limestone rubble
with ashlar quoins and dressings; stone-coped and gabled stone slate roof.
Single-cell plan. Norman Revival style. Roll-moulded east window with stiff-leaf
capitals on engaged shafts. 3-bay side walls have roll-moulded windows:
dentilled eaves. 1960's flat-roofed extension to north. Bellcote on west gable
rebuilt 1960's. Similar window above west door, which has double roll-moulded
arch with capitals carved in light relief on engaged shafts of 2 orders.
Interior: roof obscured. An early example of a Norman Revival church. One of the
capitals to the west door is carved with a Sagittarius, which may be a rebus of
the builder, Bowyer.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, pp.159-60; V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.415).


Listing NGR: SP5226302264

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