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All Saints, Faringdon, Berkshire

(51°39′33″N, 1°35′6″W)
SU 288 957
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Berkshire
now Oxfordshire
medieval Salisbury
now Oxford
  • Ron Baxter
7 May 1990, 2 August 2009

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Feature Sets

The present nave and crossing fall just outside the scope of this Corpus. The only 12thc. sculpture is on the reset doorway to the 19thc. baptistery, towards the W end of the N nave aisle.


Before the Conquest, Faringdon was held by Harold. In DS it was a demesne of the Crown, one hide, with the church, being in the possession of the Bishops of Salisbury. Subsequently it became a prebend endowed with the hide. This status was retained until the Dissolution.


Exterior Features



Keyser (1911) and Zarnecki (card index) consider it to be by the same workshop as Lockinge.


Victoria History of the Counties of England: Berkshire. London. Vol. 4 (1924), 489-99.

C.E. Keyser, 'The Norman Architecture of Berkshire, repr. from Transactions of the Newbury District Field Club, vol. 5 (1911), 20 and pl.XVII.

C.E. Keyser, 'The Norman Doorways in the County of Berkshire', Berks, Bucks and Oxon Archaeological Journal, vol. 6 (1900), 12.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Berkshire. Harmondsworth 1966, 139-40.