Visitors enter through the North porch, to find the Baptistery. This has a plain 13th century font with a cover of 1757. Its position just inside the building symbolises the spiritual entry to the church conferred by Baptism.
St Edmund & St George
St Edmund and St Frideswide Greyfriars
St Edmund Campion
St Edward Confessor
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.
A light and spacious church with tall elegant windows and good window tracery of the Decorated period.
An enormous wall painting of St Christopher dominates the interior. Note the unusual rood screen, loft and pulpit. Over £50K spent recently on rehanging the four 1706 bells and adding two more and repairing the bell frame replacing the original wooden frame with a metal one.
The church is a simple rustic building, the nave and chancel being built in the late 12th century and the transepts being added in the mid 13th century.
Saint George’s Roman Catholic Church is Victorian, built in a 14th century style for the Throckmortons of Buckland House. It consists of a chancel, north chapel, nave, south porch and western bellcote.
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.
Church founded 1228. Octagonal 14th Century tower with small spire. Late Perpendicular window in wall of south aisle. Nave windows with original wrought iron pitchfork stanchions thought to date back to early 1300s. Windows dedicated to the Virgin, St John the Evangelist and St Thomas the Martyr inserted in mid 14th Century in north walls of chancel and north transept. Nave clerestory added late 15th or early 16th century and roof pitch lowered. Clapton Rolfe was the architect for the late Victorian restoration with addition of carved angel figures in chancel and nave. Chancel restored and given new altar, stalls and stained glass. Elaborately carved font cover and pew ends by Hems. A ring of 6 bells, 3 dated 1709-10; treble added in 1887. Nave altar on semi-circular dais added 2013.
A large and unusual church, situated beautifully beside the river. This church contains a magnificent Lady Chapel, built in the mid c13.
St Hugh RC
Located near Henley on Thames in the Chiltern Hills, this village church was built in 1874 by J. Gibson, replacing the old church of St. James. This is a small church of flint and stone with a cheerful interior with exposed brickword banded in black and white. The remains of the old church are located about a mile to the north.
The Church of England parish church of Saint James was designed by the Gothic Revival architect J.W. Hugall. W.H. Page and P.H. Ditchfield state it was built in 1881 but Nikolaus Pevsner states it was built in 1860.
Grade II church built in 1844 by John Hayward of Exeter. The church design is in a C14 style with a single name and chancel under one roof. The oldest feature is the drain of a medieval piscine from the former chapel.
A hidden jewel.
An old chapel badly in need of repair
The Church of St James in Somerton stands on a knoll to the south of one of the tracks leading down from the tableland to the east to the water meadows along the Cherwell. The church is unusually large and imposing for what has never been a large village. It contains remarkable monuments and has architectural elements from every century between the eleventh and the sixteenth. It is listed as Grade 1.
St James Great
St James the Great was built in the early 13th century and contains some fine Early English work. The west tower was heightened in the 15th century and contains a ring of six bells. It is still a prominent landmark. The church is roofed with Stonesfield slates, mined in the village.
St James the Great
A Norman church built on the site of a Saxon church from which two stone coffins remain in the Porch, the Inner Arch is an excellent example of Norman Carving of a Chevron pattern. There is a fine Norman period font and on the North wall a Memorial Tablet to Elizabeth Bowles who died in 1718 at age 124.
A beautiful Window of Christ in Glory, surrounded by five Saints and two Gallipoli Veterans commemorates the 1914-1918 War.
St James the Great
An attractive little church with a saddleback tower and Norman doorway on the Northamptonshire border.
St James The Great
The church is Norman with traces of earlier Saxon work. The North aisle was added about 1200AD and the porch in the late 13th Century.
St James the Great
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