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All Saints, Shirburn, Oxfordshire

(51°39′27″N, 0°59′37″W)
SU 697 959
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Oxfordshire
now Oxfordshire
  • John Blair
  • Sarah Blair

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The church was much rebuilt in the 19thc., but retains 13thc. arcades. The small, simple W tower is apparently 12thc. (diagonal tooling on quoins), and has on the third stage a single round-headed belfry opening in the W wall, and a twin round-headed opening with central shaft in the N wall. The two re-set fragments described below were found under the floor and placed in their present positions in 1876 (VCH Oxon. viii, 195).


In the late 11thc. the manor was divided between Robert d'Oilly and Roger d'Ivry. Between 1146 and 1163 Roger fitz Alfred, apparently a d'Oilly tenant, gave Shirburn church to Dorchester Abbey.


Exterior Features

Exterior Decoration


Interior Features

Interior Decoration


Victoria History of the County of Oxford, viii, 1964, 193.
N. Pevsner and J. Sherwood, The Buildings of England. Oxfordshire, London, 1974, 761.