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Oxfordshire

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Steve Bulman

Abingdon.
Adderbury. A splendid church, dedicated to St. Mary. The spire. Both Steve Bulman. 151 SP 471 354. Link. Friends Meeting House. Link to external website. Methodist Church. John French.
Alkerton, dedicated to St. Michael. The West front. Lively carvings on the clerestory. 151 SP 377 429. All Steve Bulman.
Alvescot, St. Peter. 163 SP 274 045. Brian J. Curtis.
Ambrosden, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. The tower. 164 SP 602 193. Both Steve Bulman.
Appleton, St. Lawrence. SP 444 015. Pete Stimpson.
Ardley, St. Mary. From an old postcard, Bulman Collection. Link.

Balscote (Balscott in Pevsner), dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, this is a very unusual church, the S. porch having a thin tower above. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 390 418.
Banbury.
Barford St. John. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 439 333.
Barford St. Michael has a fine Norman door. Both Steve Bulman. 151 SP 432 327.
Beckley, dedicated to St. Mary. Another view. Both Steve Bulman. 164 SP 562 113.
Begbroke, St. Michael. Brian J. Curtis. 164 SP 468 139.
Bicester.
Bix, St. James. 175 SU 728 852.  Old Church, abandoned in 1875 after the building of St. James. 175 SU 726 869. Both Brian J. Curtis.
Black Bourton, St. Mary the Virgin. Brian J. Curtis. 163 SP 287 042.
Bladon, dedicated to St. Martin, is chiefly of note for being the burial place of many of the Churchill family; the monuments include that of Winston Churchill. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 449 148. Link
Bletchingdon, dedicated to St. Giles. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 507 180.
Bloxham, dedicated to St. Mary. Among many noteworthy features are the spire, and a fine doorway. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 430 357. Link.
Bodicote is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 459 377.
Brightwell cum Sotwell, St. Agatha. From an old postcard (franked 1906), Bulman Collection. Link.
Brize Norton, St. Britius. Brian J. Curtis. 164 SP 300 076.
Broughton, dedicated to St. Mary, is close to the splendid moated Broughton Castle, both surrounded by lovely parkland. The spire. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 418 384.
Broughton Poggs, St. Peter. Brian J. Curtis. 163 SP 236 038.
Bucknell, dedicated to St. Peter. A fine doorway. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 561 256.
Burford, St. John the Baptist. The tower. The doorway. All Steve Bulman. Another view. Dave Westrap. An interior tomb. John Salmon. 163 SP 253 124. Link1. Link2. Link3. Baptist Church. 163 SP 253 121. Dave Westrap. Link.

Cassington, St. Peter. Brian J. Curtis. 164 SP 455 106.
Charlbury, St. Mary the Virgin. From an old postcard (franked 1908), Bulman Collection. Link.
Chesterton, St. Mary. A lovely view in winter. The "mass" or scratch dial. All Andy Johnson.
Clanfield, St. Stephen. Brian J. Curtis. 163 SP 283 022.
Claydon is dedicated to St. James. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 457 501. Link.
Cottisford, St. Mary the Virgin. Link is to external web-site.
Cropredy, dedicated to St. Mary. The tower. Both Steve Bulman. 151 SP 469 468.
Crowmarsh Gifford, St. Mary Magdalen. Brian J. Curtis.175 SU 614 892.

Deddington.
Dorchester, the Abbey Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Link to external website.
Duns Tew, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 457 285.

Epwell, dedicated to St. Anne. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 353 405.
Ewelme, St. Mary the Virgin. From an old postcard (franked 1926), Bulman Collection. Link.
Eynsham, St. Leonard. Brian J. Curtis. 164 SP 433 092.

Finmere, dedicated to St. Michael. Steve Bulman. 152 SP 637 332. Link.
Finstock, Holy Trinity. Brian tells me that the adult T.S. Eliot was baptised here on June 29, 1927. Mausoleum to the du Cros family. Both Brian J. Curtis. 164 SP 362 166.
Fringford, dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 291 606. Link.

Glympton, St. Mary. Brian J. Curtis. 164 SP 424 218.
Godington, Holy Trinity. Link is to external web-site.
Goring Heath, St. John the Baptist. Derek Collier.
Great Bourton is dedicated to All Saints, and possesses a most unusual lychgate. Both Steve Bulman. 151 SP 455 455.
Great Rollright, St. Andrew. The famous Rollright stone circle can also be easily visited from here. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 327 316.
Great Tew, St. Michael, close to the picturesque village of Great Tew. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 399 289.

Hailey (near Witney), St. John the Baptist. Brian J. Curtis. 164 SP 354 126.
Hampton Gay, St. Giles. Brian J. Curtis. 164 SP 485 165.
Hardwick, St. Mary. Link is to external web-site.
Headington, St. Andrew. From an old postcard, Bulman Collection. Link.
Hempton, St. John the Evangelist. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 444 319.
Henley-on-Thames, St. Mary the Virgin. From an old postcard (franked 1909), Bulman Collection. Link.
Hethe, dedicated to St. Edmond and St. George. The entrance. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 593 294. Link.
Hook Norton, a fine church dedicated to St. Peter. The tower. Both Steve Bulman. 151 SP 355 332.
Horley has the unusual dedication of St. Ethelreda. The west front. Both Steve Bulman. 151 SP 417 441.
Hornton, dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The tower. Both Steve Bulman. 151 SP 393 450.
Horton-cum-Studley, dedicated to St. Barnabas. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 593 125.

Idbury, St. Nicholas, which has a fine, blocked Norman doorway, and an unusual tomb in the churchyard. All John Salmon.
Iffley, the splendid St. Mary. From an old postcard, Bulman Collection. Link.
Islip, dedicated to St. Nicholas. The tower. Both Steve Bulman. 164 SP 526 140.

Kencot, St. George. Brian J. Curtis. 163 SP 254 047.

Langford, St. Matthew. Brian J. Curtis. 163 SP 249 025.
Launton, dedicated to St. Mary. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 603 228.
Little Rollright has a charming little church, dedicated to St. Philip. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 294 302.
Lower Heyford, dedicated to St. Mary. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 485 249.

Marcham, All Saints. Bernard Cole.
Milton, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist (church notice board) or St. Mary (Pevsner). Steve Bulman. 151 SP 451 351.
Minster Lovell, St. Kenelm. Brian J. Curtis. 164 SP 325 115.
Mixbury. Dedicated to All Saints. The tower. Steve Bulman. 152 SP 610 340. Link.
Mollington, dedicated to All saints. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 443 476.

Nether Worton, another lovely little church. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 426 302.
Nettlebed, St. Bartholomew. Brian J. Curtis. 175 SU 698 867.
Newton Purcell, St. Michael and All Angels. Link is to external web-site.
Noke, dedicated to St. Giles. 164 SP 544 132. Steve Bulman.  Link.
North Aston, an otherwise fine church is spoiled by the overwhelming presence of North Aston Hall. The gap between hall and church is barely wide enough to allow passage between the two. Dedicated to St. Mary. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 480 289.
North Leigh.

Over Worton, dedicated to Holy Trinity. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 430 292.
Oxford.

Piddington, St. Nicholas. There is an improbably thin door, visible in the previous photo, with a close-up here. The door is about as wide as ones shoulders. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 640 170.

Rousham, St. James. An unusual recessed tomb. Both John Salmon.

Salford, St. Mary. John Salmon.
Sandford Saint Martin, St. Martin. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 420 267.
Shutford is dedicated to St. Martin. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 386 402.
Sibford Gower, dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 352 378.
Standlake, St. Giles. Brian J. Curtis. 164 SP 397 036.
Stanton Harcourt, St. Michael. Brian J. Curtis. 164 SP 416 056.
Stanton St. John, St. John the Baptist. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 577 094.
Steeple Barton, dedicated to St. Mary. The tower. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 448 249.
Stoke Lyne, dedicated to St. Peter. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 567 284. Link.
Stonesfield, St. James. Pevsner, with uncharacteristic bile, describes this church as having had a "lunatic restoration" in 1876. Brian J. Curtis. 164 SP 394 171.
Stratton Audley, St. Mary & St. Edburga. Steve Bulman. 165 SP 608 260. Link.
Swalcliffe is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 378 379.
Swerford, St. Mary. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 373 312.
Swinbrook, dedicated to St. Mary. Steve Bulman. 163 SP 279 122.

Tackley, dedicated to St. Nicholas. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 475 202.
Tadmarton, dedicated to St. Nicholas. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 392 378.

Upper Heyford, dedicated to St. Mary. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 495 259.

Warborough, St. Laurence. Brian J. Curtis. 174 SU 599 936.
Wardington, St. Mary Magdalene. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 491 464. Link. The former Wesleyan Chapel, built 1898, now a private residence. John French.
Wendlebury, dedicated to St. Giles. Steve Bulman. 164 SP 558 197.
Weston-on-the Green, St. Mary (according to Pevsner) or St. Mary the Virgin (church signs). Steve Bulman. 164 SP 531 186.
Widford, dedicated to St. Oswald, stands by itself in a field, and is built over the remains of a Roman villa. 163 SP 273 121. Steve Bulman. Another view. Dave Westrap. Link.
Wigginton, St. Giles. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 391 333.
Wilcote, St. Peter. Marion Hebblethwaite.
Witney, St. Mary the Virgin. Brian J. Curtis. 164 SP 356 093.
Woodcote, St. Leonard. Dertek Collier.
Woodstock is dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. It has a fine Norman doorway. Both Steve Bulman. 164 SP 444 167.
Wootton, St. Mary. Brian J. Curtis. 164 SP 439 199.
Wroxton, All Saints. Steve Bulman. 151 SP 418 419.


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Steve Bulman

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