St Oswald

  • Widford
  • OX18 4DX

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Brief Description

A tiny church in the Windrush Valley, built on the site of an earlier Roman villa or temple. The building is mainly 13th Century with remnants of an 11th Century Saxon or Norman building. It has box pews.

  • Main Description

    Grade II* listed.
    Early C13 origins. Building material consists of uncoursed stone rubble with a stone slate roof. The structure is small, with just a chancel, three bay nave and stone bell-cote. The south side features a four centre arched doorway to the centre of the nave. There are lancet windows both to the right and left of the nave and also to the right of the chancel.

    Some remains of medieval wall paintings with fragments of Roman mosaic flooring to the left and right of the chancel floor. There are also box pews which date from C18.