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

Facts & Stats on the Church of St Mary

Black Bourton Church
Church of St Mary
Black Bourton Parish Church
Black Bourton St Mary
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Church of St. Mary the Virgin
St. Mary's Church
318992 Go Historic
1367683 Grade I listed building
Black Bourton
Black Bourton, England
OX18 2PQ
National Grid Reference
SP 28657 04231

Listed Building Description of the Church of St Mary

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...

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