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St Peter, Broughton Poggs, Oxfordshire

(51°43′56″N, 1°39′34″W)
Broughton Poggs
SP 236 038
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Oxfordshire
now Oxfordshire
  • Janet Newson
  • John Blair
  • Nicola Coldstream
  • Sarah Blair
16 September 1991, 19 August 2014

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Broughton Poggs is a village about four miles SW of Carterton. The church lies to the S of the village and was built of coursed rubble limestone with dressed quoins. The 12thc chancel was extensively altered in the 13thc, whilst the nave and the massive W tower are original. the church was extensively restore and altered in 1874. Romanesque sculptural elements consist of the chancel arch, the N and S doorways, the windows in the nave and the W tower, two blocks decorated with chevrons reset into the tower arch, and the font.


The Domesday Survey records that in 1066 'Brotone' was held by three free men; in 1086 its lordship passed to Robert, son of Murdoch. The manor valued £7.


Exterior Features



Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches

Interior Decoration





The chancel arch, the nave with its N and S doorways and the first stage of the W tower probably all belong to a very plain three-cell church which could be dated to the middle of the 11thc. The existing 13thc E arch to the tower probably replaces an original Romanesque arch of one order, which was possibly similar to the very simple single-order chancel arch still in situ. The two blocks with chevrons are re-used in the existing arch; the large facetted balls recur on the N doorway at Shilton, which is considered an early 12thc work.


R. Martin, The Parish of Broughton-cum-Filkins. A short history of the parish and the churches, Filkins 1998.

J. Sherwood and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, Harmondsworth 1974, 498-9.