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© Mr Richard Swynford-Lain

IoE Number: 247404
Location: CHURCH OF ST MARGARET AND BARDOLF AISLE, THE STREET (east side)
  MAPLEDURHAM, SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE, OXFORDSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Richard Swynford-Lain
Date Photographed: 01 January 2005
Date listed: 09 February 1959
Date of last amendment: 09 February 1959
Grade I

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MAPLEDURHAMTHE STREETSU67NE(East side)9/186Church of St. Margaret and09/02/59Bardolf Aisle

MAPLEDURHAM THE STREET SU67NE (East side) 9/186 Church of St. Margaret and 09/02/59 Bardolf Aisle GV I Church. C13, Bardolf aisle added c.1381, alterations of C15 and C16, restoration of 1834 at the expense of William IV, restoration of 1863 by William Butterield. Flint with stone dressings to nave, chancel and vestry; flint and stone chequer to porch; brick and flint chequer to tower; plain tile roof. Nave chancel and aisles with west tower plan. Gabled porch of c.1863 to right of centre with double plank doors with ornamental wrought iron hinges. Ornamental pierced barge boards to gable. 2-light C19 Perpendicular stone window to centre. 3-light rectangular window with stone Perpendicular tracery. 2-light paired trefoil lancet to vestry to left. Plank door to left with cusped arch. Paired cusped louvred lancet to top of tower. Pyramidal roof to tower. 3-light Perpendicular tracery window to left hand return. Rear: Bardolf aisle has flint and stone in random courses. Stepped buttresses. Perpendicular tracery windows to left and right ends and middle. Plank door to left of centre. Blocked window and door to right. 3-light plate tracery window to right return base of tower. Interior: Romanesque round font with cable moulding on C19 base with remains of C19 painted decoration. Brass to Sir Robert Bardolf of c.1395 to Bardolf aisle. Chest tomb of Sir Richard and Dame Cecily Blount to Bardolf aisle arcade with recumbent figures to top and kneeling figures to sides. Good collection of C18 monuments in Bardolf aisle. Pews, pulpit, reredos, altar rail, choir stalls by William Butterfield. Decoration of chancel and pulpit probably by Butterfield. False north aisle created by Butterfield by inserting false arcade which obscures curved principal roof with wind braces. Original roof to Bardolf aisle with some replacement of rafters. Subsidiary feature: Clock to tower given by William IV. History: Bardolf aisle added c.1381 as a chantry chapel. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.693-4; Richard Williams, The Bardolf Aisle Guidebook 1977).

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