Church of England Diocese of Oxford Shenington with Alkerton

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A most beautiful church. Set peacefully to the side of a steep wooded valley. Grade 1 listed. Dating back to the early 19C. Small and intimate architecture marking transition from Norman to early English. Steep roof replaced by low pitched roof in 14C. Organ chamber added 19C during major refurbishment, now used a Lady Chapel. Remarkable carved stone frieze along south clerestory - believed to depict the life of Edward, the Black Prince. Thomas Lydyat, famous scholar and rector of Alkerrton, who died in penury in 1646, is buried in the chancel.  Stone effigy of unknown knight in armour on chancel floor.

Access:  Steep hill, or steps from Road, with on street parking.

Alkerton
Alkerton
Banbury
OX15 6NL

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