Church of St Mary, Great Milton

Church of St Mary, Great Milton

Set within peaceful grounds, the village church of Great Milton was mostly rebuilt in the early 14th century. The building is thus predominately Early English, but some Norman features can still be seen.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
249274
Names
Church of St Mary
Great Milton Church
Coordinates
51.7170020° N, 1.0924050° W
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Aerial view of Church of St Mary, Great Milton
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Aerial view of Church of St Mary, Great Milton
Aerial view of Church of St Mary, Great Milton. Click image for a larger, interactive view.

Timeline

18 Jul 1963

Church of St Mary designated a Grade I listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Church of St Mary 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1369258
Grade
I
Name
CHURCH OF ST MARY
Location
CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH ROAD
Parish
Great Milton
District
South Oxfordshire
County
Oxfordshire
Grid Reference
SP 62799 02422

GREAT MILTON CHURCH ROAD SP60SW (East side) 5/101 Church of St. Mary 18/07/63 (Formerly listed as Church of St. Mary the Virgin)

GV

1 Church. C11/12, C13 and mainly early C14. Coursed limestone rubble and ashlar dressings; sheet metal roofs. 3-bay aisled nave with chancel, west tower and south porch. Chancel retains a tiny round-headed window on each side and a C13 lancet to south, but has 2-light side windows and a 4-light east window of Decorated style. South aisle is entirely elaborate Decorated work with a high moulded plinth, gabled buttresses with ogee-canpied niches, and 3-light side windows, 4-light east window and 2-light west window, each of a different tracery pattern. 2-storey south porch has a ribbed quadripartite vault with richly-carved boss, and the parapet continuing around the aisle has fantastic gargoyles. North aisle is plainer with 3-light windows of reticulated tracery, but incorporates a C13 doorway with deeply-moulded arch and 5 shafts, both detached and attached, with stiff-leaf capitals. 3-stage late C14 tower has deep diagonal buttresses, 2-light west window with early Perpendicular tracery and 2-light belfry openings with Y-tracery. Low clerestory has quatrefoil windows and a 3-light east window. Interior: Chancel has a low king post roof with curved braces from wall posts. In the south wall is a 3-seat C19 sedilia, a C15 pisinca and remains of a C13 piscina, and to north a double aumbrey. Nave arcades are early C13, the west arch of the south arcade being the earliest...

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Bibliography

  1. Official Website of the Church of St Mary. Web. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. <http://www.greatmilton.org.uk/village.html>
  2. “CHURCH OF ST MARY.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1369258>