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St John the Baptist, Mongewell, Oxfordshire

(51°35′8″N, 1°7′25″W)
SU 608 878
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Oxfordshire
now Oxfordshire
  • John Wand
06 July 2017

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Mongewell is a small village in the parish of Crowmarsh Gifford on the east bank of the river Thames. The church, which is built of flint with stone dressings, consists of a nave, chancel and west tower. It dates from the 12thc and was remodelled in the picturesque Gothick style for Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham, in 1791.The church was restored under the direction of Lewis Wyatt in 1880. The nave is now roofless and the church is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Two12thc corbels have been reset on either side of the 19thc chancel arch.


In 1086 the manor was held by Roger de Lacy, when it was part of the fief of Earl William.


Loose Sculpture


F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications, Vol. III, London 1899, 204.

Historic England List Entry 1059580.

B. and D. Pedgley, Crowmarsh: A History of Crowmarsh Gifford, Newnham Murren, Mongewell and North Stoke, Crowmarsh 1990.

J. Sherwood and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Oxfordshire, London 1974, 711-12.

A.Williams and G.H. Martin (eds), Domesday Book: A Complete Translation, London 2002, reprinted 2003, 444.