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All Saints, Farnborough, Berkshire

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Description

Farnborough is a village of a few dozen houses built along a minor road that runs parallel to the Ridgeway and to the south of it.  It is situated 5 miles south of Wantage.  The church is in the centre of the village, and has a Perpendicular W tower of ashlar and single nave and square chancel of flint rubble. The church has opposed N and S doorways, with a S porch. The simple 12thc. N doorway is the only feature described here.

History

Farnborough was held by Abingdon Abbey before and after the Conquest, and up to the Dissolution.  The manor was assessed at 10 hides before the Conquest but only 4½ in 1086.

Features

Exterior Features

Doorways

N doorway, nave

Round-headed, of one order. Plain jambs and arch, slightly rounded on the arris, with hollow chamfered imposts continuing beyond the label. Chamfered label.

Dimensions
h. of opening 2.00m
w. of opening 0.96m

Comments/Opinions

Bibliography

  • N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Berkshire. Harmondsworth 1966, 143.

  • G. Tyack, S. Bradley and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Berkshire.  New Haven and London 2010, 304

  • Victoria County History: Berkshire IV (1924), 21-24

Exterior from W
Interior to E

Location

Site Location
Farnborough
National Grid Reference
SU 435 819 
Boundaries
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Berkshire
now: West Berkshire
Diocese
medieval: Salisbury
now: Oxford
Dedication
now: All Saints
medieval: not confirmed
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Ron Baxter 
Visit Date
17 August 1998, 20 November 2013