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

Names
Chipping Norton Church
Chipping Norton St Mary
Church of St Mary
Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin
IDs
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

GV I

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...

view full text »

from The National Heritage List for England
Crown copyright. Reprinted under the Open Government License.

Resources for the Church of St Mary (1)