Denchworth is a village in the Vale of the White Horse, 3 miles N of Wantage. The church is in the village centre alongside a moated site. It consists of a nave with 13thc. N aisle, chancel, S transept and NW tower all apparently post-12thc. Late 12thc. sculpture is found on the simple S nave doorway.
In 1086 the church was recorded on a fief held by Henry de Ferrers and tenanted by Rayner. It subsequently became part of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Round-headed, of one order. Chamfered jambs with imposts, upright above a double-reed (the lower reed fatter) and a hollow chamfer. In the arch, an angle roll, then a flat band. The label has a chamfer bearing single roll billet inside a flat face, chamfered on the outer edge.
|h. of opening||2.13 m|
|w. of opening||1.02 m|
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C. E. Keyser, “Notes on the Churches of Hanney, Lyford, Denchworth and Charney Bassett”, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Archaeological Journal, 19 (1913-14), 2-10, 33-37, 65-70, 97-103
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Berkshire. Harmondsworth 1966, 126-27.