Church of St Nicholas Oddington, England 11th, 13th C
St Nicholas' Church in Oddington is a village parish church with a magical woodland setting and an entire wall of medieval wall paintings. Located just a few miles east of Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds, it is open daily.
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- Church of St NicholasOddington Church
- 51.927943° N, 1.659837° W
Listed Building Description“The National Heritage List for England,” English HeritageNovember 30, 2011Reprinted with permission on May 30, 2012.
ODDINGTON LOWER ODDINGTON SP 2325 11/167 Church of St. Nicholas 25.8.60 GV I Former Anglican parish church now redundant. C12, C13, C14, C15 and C19. Coursed, squared and dressed limestone, stone slate roof. C12 nave, now south aisle, with C14 projecting porch, on south, C13 tower at east end. C13 nave north of south aisle and tower with buttressed C15 chancel at east end. South aisle: keel moulded string course, small lancet at west end with keel-moulded, stopped hood. South wall: 3-light C14 windows with reticulated tracery and stopped hoods flanking porch. continue reading →
Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 9, 2011
The setting of Oddington Church is a large part of what makes it special. It stands alone in a forest of yew and beech trees, fronted by a low stone wall and surrounded by jumbled tombs in its old churchyard. Outside the west end of the church are Victorian headstones in a lettering known as Grot (short for grotesque). Out back, behind the east end, is a 1690s tomb effigy of a woman with her feet sticking out beneath her dress. Entrance is through the south porch, which leads into the original Norman nave. The fine Jacobean pulpit was mounted on its pillar by the Puritans. continue reading →
A Woodland Church in the CotswoldsPosted October 21, 2007 by Holly Hayes Part of: Graduate School in Oxford
To finish up my report of last Monday's outing, from Deerhurst we headed home on the A44 highway, which took us through the Cotswolds. We didn't stop in the famous Stow-on-the-Wold (though it was looking especially lovely as we drove through), but in a village just two miles beyond it called Oddington. Great name. I…
- The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. November 30, 2011. Web.