Church of St Mary Chipping Norton, England
The 15th-century parish church in Oxfordshire is notable for its impressive Gothic nave, funded by the lucrative Cotswolds wool trade. It also has a unique hexagonal porch featuring Green Men.
Facts & Stats on the Church of St Mary
- Chipping Norton ChurchChipping Norton St MaryChurch of St MaryParish Church of St Mary the Virgin
- 319011 Go Historic1052637 Grade I listed building
- 51.943816° N, 1.547946° W
- National Grid Reference
- SP 31171 27350
CHIPPING NORTON SP 3027-3127 3/1
Church of St Mary 23.4.52
C12 foundation of which only a few fragments survive in the W wall of the nave. C13 and C14 rebuilding visible in the chancel and aisles, nave of c.1485, a W tower of 1823 by John Hudson and the whole restored by E G Bruton in 1878. 4-bay nave, 2-bay chancel, inner N aisle and outer N aisle (Over Norton Aisle) both of 6 bays, former Lady Chapel to NE with vestry attached, S aisle of 4 bays, W tower, S porch, NW Dawkins family vault of 1800.
Built of rubble stone to chancel, squared and coursed rubble stone to the N aisles, ashlar to the remainder and dressed stone for parapets, openings and buttresses. Slate roofs through- out. W tower dated 1823 on W face of 4 storeys with battering at the base, diagonal buttresses with set-offs to the 3rd stage, moulded string courses, that below the parapet with gargoyles from the original tower, and a moulded embattled parapet with crocketted corner pinnacles...
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Resources for the Church of St Mary (1)
- The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.