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Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
318991
names
Bampton Church
Bampton Parish Church
Bampton-in-the-Bush Church
Church of St Mary
coordinates
51.727782° N, 1.548686° W
styles/periods
address
Church View
OX18 2LW

Essays on the Church of St Mary

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    October 17, 2011

    The exterior of Bampton's church is attractive, with a large and elegant spire supported by minature saint-topped flying buttresses, a large west window, and multiple porches. Bits of the original Saxon masonry can still be seen in the lower part of the tower and the northwest turret. The interior has some interesting elements, foremost among them being a miniature carved reredos behind the altar in the chancel, depicting Christ and the Twelve Apostles (c. 1400). Some traces of its original paint remain. In the nave, some herringbone-work from the Saxon church can still be seen. continue reading →

Blog Posts on the Church of St Mary

  • Bampton and Black Bourton

    Posted March 15, 2007 by Holly Hayes Part of: Graduate School in Oxford

    On Sunday we drove out to two nearby Oxfordshire villages to check out their old parish churches. This is actually a somewhat common hobby around these parts and is known as "church crawling" - much more fun than pub crawling, in my opinion. And you remember more of it, I imagine. Bampton First up was Bampton, full…

Bibliography of the Church of St Mary

  1. The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. November 30, 2011. Web.
  2. Official Website of Church of St Mary. Web. Official website.

Article Info

Short URL
gohist.co/318991
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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