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St Mary, Broughton, Oxfordshire

(52°2′29″N, 1°23′25″W)
SP 419 383
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Oxfordshire
now Oxfordshire
medieval Lincoln
now Oxford
medieval St Mary
now St Mary
  • Janet Newson
18 July 2013

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St Mary's, Broughton, is in the north of the county, 4 km west of Banbury, situated in the parkland of Broughton Castle. The church is built of the local ironstone and comprises a chancel, nave, S aisle and a W tower with a broach spire. Both the church’s layout and characteristics, such as the almost identical width of the nave and the S aisle, suggest a possible remodeling of an earlier building, which took place c. 1300, with further changes made in the course of the century. The only Romanesque feature is the font decorated with a band of cable and chevron moulding.


There is no documentary evidence for the church before 1224, but the presence of the Romanesque font indicates that an older church might have existed there in the 12thc.





J. Sherwood and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire. Harmondsworth, 1974, 490-1.

Victoria County History: Oxfordshire, 9, 1969, 85-102.