St Mary Magdalene Church, Woodstock

    Address

  • Park Street
  • Woodstock
  • OX20 1SJ

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  • Main Description

    St Mary Magdalene Church (Grade II listed) was built in the reign of Henry I for the convenience of the court during royal visits to the royal hunting lodge of Woodstock Manor - the main parish church was (and remained for centuries) at St Martin's Church in Bladon, for which St Mary Magdalene was a chapel at ease.
    The chancel was built in the 14th century but the church has been significantly rebuilt and altered over the centuries: by the late 18th century the church tower was in a dangerous state and it was rebuilt in 1784; and the church did not escape Victorian 'improvements' being largely reconstructed in 1878.