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West Lockinge : All Souls Chapel

West Lockinge
Now used as a cemetery chapel

Westcote Barton : St Edward Confessor

Westcote Barton
A tiny gem of a church which seems to be wholly Perpendicular with its square-headed windows, tower and embattled parapet. Inside, however, there is evidence of an earlier church with a Norman arcade, vigorously carved capital and a Transitional chancel arch of about 1200. A very good 15th-century rood screen remains, enthusiastically coloured by a Victorian rector, though the rood itself is a copy.

Weston on The Green : St Mary Virgin

Grade II* listed.
Origins in early C13. Building material consists of limestone rubble with ashlar dressings. Architectural features include a four-bay nave, south porch and west tower. The east wall of the nave is blank but contains traces of the former chancel, which was demolished in C19. Interestingly, a lot of the stone work of the nave appears to have been re-used.
The windows range from C13 to C19. There is also a blocked doorway on the south wall and a similar doorway to the west.
The church also features a C15 parapet with angel gargoyles.

Transitional tower arch with C19 hood mould.
The font is tub shaped and dates from C12.

Westwell : St Mary

The most westerly well in Oxfordshire, Westwell boasts a beautiful church standing in a lush green churchyard. The nave is 12th Century with later additions.

Wheatfield : St Andrew

This church is surrounded by parkland, the neighbouring manor house having been burnt down in 1814. Originally 14th century, it was remodelled in the 18th. All the furnishings are Georgian, including the font, pulpit and box pews.

Wheatley : Our Lady of Lourdes

The Chapel was converted from the 300 years old tithe barn entirely by the Wheatley Catholic congregation between 1962 and 1964.

Wheatley : St Mary the Virgin

Originally built during the 18th Century but so disliked by the Bishop of Oxford, Samuel Wilberforce, that a new church was designed and built by George Edmund Street. It is a grade II* listed example of Gothic Revival architecture.

Wheatley : United Reformed Church

The present chapel was opened in 1842 and occupies the site of the Old Tannery Barn (c.1790). The building retains its original outline and simple interior, despite many repairs and adaptations over the years

Whitchurch : St Mary

A church with Norman origins, located close to the River Thames, rebuilt in 1858 by Henry Woodyer in C14 style using some medieval work.

Whitchurch Hill : St John Baptist

Whitchurch Hill
The church was designed by Francis Bacon of Highclere and built by Wheelers of Reading in 1883. It was built of flint and stone with lancet windows, the chancel and nave in one with the apsidal east end.

Widford : St Oswald

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.

Wigginton : Methodist


Wigginton : St Giles

The Decorated Gothic nave and chancel of the Church of England parish church of Saint Giles were built late in the 13th century. The Perpendicular Gothic porch and west tower were added later. The tower has a ring of six bells. St. Giles’ has an early clock. Its date is unknown but its characteristics suggest it was made early in the 17th century.

Wilcote : St Peter

NORTH LEIGH WILCOTE SP31NE 5/188 Church of St. Peter 12/09/55 GV II* Church. Late C12 with mid C13 and early C14 alterations; restored 1858 by H. Woodyer and 1868 by A.W. Blomfield. Coursed limestone rubble; gabled stone slate roof. Nave and chancel.

Witney : Davenport Road Methodist Church

The Chapel was built in 1957

Witney : Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Church Woodgreen was designed by B. Ferry and built in 1849. It is of an aisle-less design with a western turret containing one bell, an organ built in 1894 and seated 518 worshippers. The stained glass east window was added in 1919 to the memory of Dr. Christopher Harvey and the choir screen to Mr Richard Gillett. The inside of the building was re-ordered in 2004. It still has its simple and clean character, but it is now an accessible and flexible building

Witney : Newland Methodist Church

Newland is part of High Street Methodist church but meets in its own building situated on the main road through Newland (B4022).

Witney : Our Lady and St Hugh

The Church was built in 1975.

Witney : St Mary the Virgin

The church dates back to the 11th century, when a Norman church was built and incorporated in the present building as the nave in the 13th century.
The present church was dedicated in or around 1243. In the 14th century the north and south transepts were built on, and in the 15th century the clerestory windows and the splendid west window were added.
Architecturally, it is one of the most important churches in West Oxfordshire and its spire is, as Pevsner has said, with that of Oxford cathedral is the most impressive tower of this date in the county. The late 12th century porch is a rare survival from this period.

Witney : Witney Congregational Church

The church moved to its current home in Welch Way in the 1970s and was extended into its current state in 1994.

Witney : Witney Methodist Church

Grade II listed
Methodist (originally Wesleyan)
In 1796 a Trust was formed and the present site purchased.

Wolvercote : Baptist Church

In the early 19th century, a house in the lower village was licensed as a Dissenters’ Meeting House. This later lapsed, but there remained a Non-Conformist following in the village which worshipped at the Congregational Church in Summertown or the New Road Baptist Church in Oxford. From this latter church, Mr Ernest Alden came on mission in 1884 preaching on the village green. This resulted in a church group first meeting in a house, then a barn, and then a church building raised in 1886.

Wolvercote : SS Gregory and Augustine

The Church of SS Gregory and Augustine was founded in 1911.

The architect was Ernest Newton, a much admired member of the Arts and Crafts movement. The fabric of the church is very little changed from the time of its foundation.
Pevsner describes it as ”Small and stuccoed. A rectangle, white, with a cupola. W. window with a gently double-curved head. Plaster tunnel-vault inside with tie beams.”

Wolvercote : St Peter

A chapel of ease at Wolvercote subject to the church of St. Peter-in-the-East, Oxford, was first recorded in 1236, but architectural evidence indicates that it existed by the late 12th century. Its dependent status was confirmed in 1294. The present church built in 1860 in 14th century style (architect, Charles Buckeridge,, 1832-73) comprises chancel with north vestry, nave with north aisle and small mortuary chapel and a south porch, and west tower,

Woodcote : Christ the King RC

The foundation stone was laid on 27 November 1965 and the church was opened on 7 May 1966 by Archbishop Dwyer. The cost was just over £9,000. The church continues to be served from Goring.

Woodcote : St Leonard

Located on the site of a previous Norman chapel, the existing church was rebuilt in flint in 1845-6 .

Woodeaton : Holy Rood

This is a peaceful country church, noteworthy for having largely escaped renovations and thus retaining much of its original medieval character and atmosphere. It is in regular use for communion and special services, and is a focal point for the village. The main fabric probably dates from between 1250 and 1275, and although the church is simple, it has a number of unusual features.

Woodstock : Baptist Church

The earliest recording of Baptists meeting in Woodstock was in 1794 when several Woodstock families invited the Rev James Hinton the minister of New Road Baptist Church in Oxford to lead worship in a house opposite the Marlborough Arms Hotel.

Woodstock : Methodist Church

At the turn of the century, the Wesleyan Methodists decided to build a new chapel on land on the east side of Oxford Street. In 1932, as the various branches of Methodism united to form the national church, Woodstock Methodists decided to close the Olivet Chapel and worship together in the new Wesleyan chapel,

Woodstock : St Hugh RC

An interwar church in Tudor Gothic Revival style, built shortly after the founding of the parish. The planned sanctuary was never built. Although modest in scale, the church and lychgate make a positive contribution to the local townscape.

Woodstock : St Mary Magdalene Church

St Mary Magdalene Church (Grade II listed) was built in the 12th century during the reign of Henry I for the convenience of the court during royal visits to the royal hunting lodge of Woodstock Manor.

Woolstone : All Saints

Located within the shadow of Uffington White Horse and within a brisk walk of Wayland’s Smith long barrow, All Saints is a late Norman church built in 1195. within the Transitional period of architecture.

Wootton : St Peter

The chancel was built in the 14th century, and it is possible that the nave was built with it, but the windows are later insertions. The south porch was apparently added late in the 16th century. The church has been restored in modern times.

Wootton Woodstock : St Mary

Wootton, Woodstock
The church comprises a nave, chancel, north aisle, south porch, and embattled western tower; the walls are mostly limestone rubble.. The earliest parts of the building are 13th Century.

Wroxton : All Saints

This Grade II* listed church dates from the 14th century. Numerous alterations have taken place over time.

Wroxton : St Thomas of Canterbury RC

Opened on 30 December 1894, and dedicated to St Thomas of Canterbury this is the only thatched church in Oxfordshire. Its story has its origin in the conversion to Catholicism in 1867 of William Henry John North, the future 11th Baron North.

Wytham : All Saints

The first reference to a church in the village dates to 1135. The existing church is early 14th century, extended in 1499 and wholly rebuilt in 1811 to a design by Thomas Cundy, (1765-1825) for the 5th Earl of Abingdon. The church borders the gardens of Wytham Abbey (15th century, restored 1809-10), the former seat of the Earls of Abingdon

Yarnton : St Bartholomew

The earliest parts of the building date from about 1100 AD. The old parish font, now in the Spencer Chapel probably dates from the same period.

Yelford : SS Nicholas and Swithun

The small medieval church is reputed to be the sixth smallest Parish Church in the country. The present church was rebuilt c.1500 when the village was revived after the Black Death.

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