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St Giles, Newington, Oxfordshire

(51°39′50″N, 1°7′15″W)
SU 609 965
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Oxfordshire
now Oxfordshire
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincoln (Dorchester to 1085)
now Oxford
medieval St Giles
now St Giles
  • John Wand
06 July 2017

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Feature Sets

Newington lies about 4.5 miles N of Wallingford in South Oxfordshire. The church, together with rectory and manor house form the centre of a group of four hamlets. The church consists of a nave, chancel, north transept, west tower with spire and south porch. The two nave doorways are 12thc, whilst the N transept of about 1200 has a pointed arch with two unchamfered orders. The western corners of the nave have quoins with characteristic Romanesque angle rolls.


The manor was granted in 997 by Queen Elgiva to Christ Church, Canterbury (Anon. 1846, 325). In 1086 the Archbishop of Canterbury held the manor and there were 5 slaves, 22 villeins and 10 bordars, at this date the manor also held four houses in nearby Wallingford. The advowson was held by the Archbishop until the mid 19thc.


Exterior Features


Exterior Decoration


Anon. A Guide to the Architectural Antiquities in the Neighbourhood of Oxford, Oxford 1846, 321-325

Historic England Archives BF061755

Historic England Building Listing 1193229

Anon, Newington St Giles, Oxfordshire, 1987

A.Williams and G.H. Martin (ed.) Domesday Book. A Complete Translation London 2003, 136, 425

F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications, London 1899, pt 3, 209

J. Sherwood and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, Harmondsworth 1974, 715-716