St John Evangelist


  • Church Lane
  • Taynton
  • OX18 4UH


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Brief Description

The church dates from about 1450AD, but many of the architectural features are reminiscient of the earlier Decorated style. The church contains a wonderful collection of sculptured heads which are the work of 15th Century stone masons.

  • Main Description

    Grade II* listed.
    C12 origins. Building material consists of stone ashlar with stone slate roofs.
    Features include a nave, north aisle, south aisle, chancel and west tower. There is also a C19 stone porch on the north side to the centre of the aisle, which includes a two-centre arch on half columns.
    Windows date from C13 and include two lancets in the chancel. The remainder are a combination of three and four light windows with variations of plated and reticulated tracery design. There is another triple lancet to the East of the chancel.
    The parapet of the west tower is crenelated.

    Chancel roofing is C19 as is that of the nave. The nave also features 2 two centred arches on fluted piers. The octagonal stone font is C15.

Church Grants

replacement bells

2016/2017 | £8000

structural repairs to tower

2017/2018 | £8500