St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church

This charming village parish church is well worth a visit for its Norman architecture and faded 13th-century murals of biblical scenes and saints.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
249241
Names
Black Bourton Church
Black Bourton Parish Church
Black Bourton St Mary
Church of St Mary
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Church of St. Mary the Virgin
St. Mary's Church
Categories
Affiliations

Timeline

12 Sep 1955

Church of St Mary designated a Grade I listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

St. Mary's Church 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1367683
Grade
I
Name
CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN
Location
CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, BURFORD ROAD
Parish
Black Bourton
District
West Oxfordshire
County
Oxfordshire
Grid Reference
SP 28657 04231

SP2804-2904 CARTERTON AND BLACK BOURTON BURFORD ROAD (West side) Black Bourton 10/154 Church of St. Mary the Virgin 12/09/55

GV I Church. Chancel is early C12 in origin, remodelled C13; nave and north aisle are late C12, the nave with early C16 clerestory, the aisle much rebuilt 1866; C13 north chapel; C14 south porch; early C16 west tower. Church was re-roofed 1847 and then much restored 1866 by E.G. Bruton. Fine series of C13 wall paintings revealed 1930's. Coursed rubble limestone, with stone slate roofs to chancel, porch and aisle, and lead roofs to nave and tower. West tower was built over end bay of nave, retaining lancet windows, that to west partly blocked and with altered cusped heads. 2 upper stages are early C16 and have moulded ashlar parapet, 2-light bell-chamber openings with Tudor hoodmoulds, and chamfered rectangular lights below. Nave has 2 C13 lancets in south wall, and a C19 3-light window with simple cusped tracery. Early C16 clerestory has moulded ashlar parapet with carved stone heads to string, and 3-light rectangular windows with hallow-chamfered mullions. 3 windows to south, one to north. C14 south doorway with double hollow chamfer, in large gabled porch with double chamfered arch and narrow light above. North aisle retains similar C14 doorway, but otherwise rebuilt 1866 with lancet windows. North chapel has single lights, arched to east, rectangular to north. Chancel has 2 C13 lancets with cusping in north wall, another to south, and a C15-C16 lowside window of 2 cusped lights with a Tudor hoodmould...

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Bibliography

  1. “CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1367683>