Church of St Peter, Cassington

Church of St Peter, Cassington

Founded in the early 12th century, Cassington Church was served by ministers from Christ Church, Oxford. Today it retains its single nave and many original Norman elements.

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Go Historic ID
248387
Names
Cassington Church
Cassington St Peter
Church of St Peter
St Peter's Church
Coordinates
51.7923033° N, 1.3420047° W
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Aerial view of Church of St Peter, Cassington
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Aerial view of Church of St Peter, Cassington
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Timeline

c. 1120

Construction of the Church of St Peter

12 Sep 1955

Church of St Peter designated a Grade I listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Church of St Peter is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1367949
Grade
I
Name
CHURCH OF ST PETER
Location
CHURCH OF ST PETER, CHURCH LANE
Parish
Cassington
District
West Oxfordshire
County
Oxfordshire
Grid Reference
SP 45474 10604

CASSINGTON CHURCH LANE SP4510 (South side) 25/29

Church of St. Peter 12/09/55 GV I

Church. Built shortly before 1123 for Geoffrey de Clinton. Altered in early C14 for Lady Mantaate, who added upper stage and broach spire to the tower. Restored 1876/7 by Bodley and Garner.

Rendered limestone rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings; stone-coped gabled stone slate roofs. Chancel and nave with central tower. Early C14. Curvilinear 2-light east window; early C12 round-arched window with roll-moulded inner arch and billeted sill to north; C15 three-light cinquefoil-headed window to south, which also has late C19 vestry with Gothic doorway and ogee-headed lights; chancel also has fine corbel table of human and animal heads. 3-stage central tower: early C11 stair-turret and round-headed doorway to north, and C15 three-light window with panel tracery to south; second stage has early C14 pointed-arched cinquefoiled light to south and similar trefoil-headed light with trefoiled head to north; upper stage has early C14 two-light Y-tracery belfry lights, and reset early C12 head corbels reset beneath quatrefoil-panelled parapet; ribbed broach spire has gabled lucarnes.

Nave: north side has, from east, an early C14 curvilinear 2-light window, and 2 early C12 round-headed windows with billeted sills; gabled early C14 north porch has hood mould over chamfered doorway with imposts; mutilated early C12 south doorway, with plain tympanum, frames studded C17 door. South side has, from east, an early C14 Curvilinear 2-light window and an early C12 round-arched window with billeted sill; C17 studded door set in early C12 south doorway, which has roll-moulded cushion capitals...

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Bibliography

  1. Pevsner, Sir Nikolaus and Jennifer Sherwood. Buildings of England: Oxfordshire. Yale University Press, 1996, pp. 522-23.
  2. Official Website of Church of St Peter. Web. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. <http://www.parishes.oxford.anglican.org/cassington/>
  3. “CHURCH OF ST PETER.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1367949>