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St Laurence, Oxhill, Warwickshire

(52°6′24″N, 1°32′18″W)
SP 317 455
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Warwickshire
now Warwickshire
  • Harry Sunley

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The church is aisleless with a 15thc. W tower and an essentially 12thc. nave and chancel. 12thc. sculpture is found on N and S doorways, on two windows in the chancel and one in the nave, and on the chancel arch and font.



Exterior Features



Exterior Decoration

Corbel tables, corbels

Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches




There has clearly been some readjustment of the third order arch of the S doorway. VCH suggests that the jointing of the arch indicates there was a hood-mould, and a display in the church suggests that the two packing pieces on the E side of the arch are also given as evidence. In the author's opinion, more packing pieces would have been expected to replace a label. It seems more likely that the arch slipped, creating gaps that had to be packed.

The font is said to have been removed from the church in 1817 and used as a water-tub, and then as a flower pot at Ettington Hall! It was restored to Oxhill in 1879 (information from display inside church). Eve is "Very thin and pitiful" according to Pevsner.

VCH 5:126ff
Betty Smith, Oxhill, reprinted 1989