St Peter


  • Church Lane
  • Cassington
  • OX29 4BN


  • Toilets: church

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Brief Description

Built in 1123 by the treasurer to Henry I, Geoffrey de Clinton this church was altered and added to in the fourteenth century. The most obvious Norman features include the round headed windows and doorways and the corbel table which runs along both sides of the chancel and nave and form a chunkily carved gallery of heads both human and animal. The church contains precious early woodwork and painted glass

  • Main Description

    The spacious nave contains precious early woodwork and delicate painted glass. The pews are excellent examples of rustic carpentry and are thought to be of the fourteenth or fifteenth century. The south door is sixteenth or seventeenth century, the upper parts of which are painted with a depiction of the Instruments of the Passion.

    The glass in the nave originally came from elsewhere and was brought in the nineteenth century. The west window is the richest in the church with thirteen panels of grisaille glass depicting Biblical scenes. The west window at Cassington is the richest in the church with thirteen panels of grisaille glass depicting biblical scenes set within later red and yellow bordered glazing.

    The choir contains the Christ Church stalls which seem much more Georgian than Jacobean. The rood screen is largely original from around 1500 but contains some replacement work as part of the nineteenth century restoration. The little chancel beyond contains more Norman and Decorated wood work

Church Treasurers

Detail of west window

Church Grants

major repairs to bell frame, bells and fittings

2011/2012 | £5000

new under-pew heating

2014/2015 | £3000