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St Nicholas, Britwell Salome, Oxfordshire

(51°38′13″N, 1°1′38″W)
Britwell Salome
SU 674 936
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Oxfordshire
now Oxfordshire
  • John Wand
25 July 2017

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Britwell Salome is a small South Oxfordshire village about 4.5 miles NE of Wallingford. The church, which was rebuilt in 1867 by Charles Buckeridge, is of flint and stone construction. It consists of chancel, nave, vestry, S porch and western bellcote. Its predecessor had a Romanesque chancel arch and a S nave doorway of the same period. The latter was reused in the 1867 church.


Before the Conquest Britwell was one of the estates of Wulfstan. In 1086 it was held by Miles Crispin and the overlordship descended with his lands, becoming part of the honour of Wallingford and subsequently of the honour of Ewelme. The Sulham family, which held Britwell for two centuries in the Middle Ages, gave it its second name.


Exterior Features



The imposts appear to be modern replacements.


F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications: or, England’s Patron Saints, Vol. 3, London 1899, 66.

Historic England, National Heritage List for England List No. 1059466.

J. Sherwood and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Oxfordshire, Harmondsworth 1974, 486.

Victoria County History, Oxfordshire: Vol. 8, Lewknor and Pyrton Hundreds, M. D. Lobel (ed.), London 1964, 43-55.

R. P. Vidler, The Story of the Church of Saint Nicholas, 1993.

A.Williams and G.H. Martin (eds), Domesday Book. A Complete Translation, London 2003, 442.