St Martin

    Address

  • Ledwell Road
  • Sandford St Martin
  • OX7 7AG

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  • Main Description

    Grade II* listed.
    C13 origins, restored C19. Building materials consist of limestone and marlstone rubble with limestone-ashlar dressings. The roofs are of Stonesfield slate and steel metal.
    Features include a chancel, aisled three bay nave, south porch and west tower.
    Windows date from C13 and feature a range of styles, particularly prominent is the Perpendicular style. Typical details include two and three light window designs with reticulated tracery. The three storey tower includes a three-light window in Decorated style.
    The north aisle has a parapet and is probably C13, although includes C14 windows. Gargoyles feature on the parapet string.

    Interior:
    The chancel arch is of banded ashlar and the arms of Elizabeth I are painted. The C13 south arcade has circular piers and moulded capitals. Other interesting features include a C14 piscina in the south aisle and the interior of the south porch, which has a ribbed vault and protects a C14 doorway.
    There is also a C12 font.

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