Church of St James South Leigh, England

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The Church of St. James in South Leigh, Oxfordshire, dates primarily from the 15th century. It is notable for its beautiful wall paintings depicting the Last Judgment, saints, and other themes.

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51.778424° N, 1.430277° W


  • Listed Building Description

    SOUTH LEIGH CHURCH END SP30NE Church of St. James 7/232 12/09/55 GV I Church. Late C12 chancel rebuilt 1871-2 by E.W. Christian. Late C15 nave and north aisle, probably by William Orchard; restored 1871 by C.C. Rolfe and 1887-8 by H.W. Moore; late C15 west tower. Coursed limestone rubble; gabled stone slate aisle and north chancel roof; shallow-pitched nave and north aisle roofs not visible...

  • Day Out in Oxfordshire: Three Churches and a Roman Villa

    After a long rainy spell we were blessed with mostly-sunny weather this weekend, so we headed out for some local sightseeing. We started out at the North Leigh Roman Villa, which is not far from Blenheim Palace to the west of Oxford. It is the ruins of a country estate built by a rich Roman aristocrat in the 4th century...

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  1. The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.

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Church of St James (South Leigh, England)
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April 11, 2015