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 Church
Chipping Norton St Mary
Church of St Mary
Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin
319011 Go Historic
1052637 Grade I listed building
National Grid Reference
SP 31171 27350

Listed Building Description of the Church of St Mary

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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