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St Giles, Noke, Oxfordshire

(51°48′53″N, 1°12′44″W)
SP 544 132
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Oxfordshire
now Oxfordshire
medieval St Giles
now St Giles
  • Jane Cunningham
  • Janet Newson
27 August 2013

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Noke is a small hamlet 5 miles NE of Oxford and 1 mile SE of Islip. The present church is a small stone building, much restored, dating mainly from the 13thc. It comprises a 13thc. chancel, nave and S porch, and a 19thc. bell turret. It has a plain tapered limestone font of indeterminate age.


There was a church at Noke at least by 1191, when a priest was first recorded (VCH).

Wood Eaton belongs to the Ray Benefice, comprising Ambrosden, Charlton-on-Otmoor, Islip, Merton, Noke, Oddington, Piddington and Wood Eaton.





As there was a church on this site at least by 1191, it is possible that the surviving font is Romanesque. However, the font is not mentioned by Sherwood & Pevsner, and is considered to be of 13thc. origin by VCH.


J. Sherwood and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire. Harmondsworth 1974, 717.

Victoria County History: Oxfordshire, 6 (1959), 268-276.