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Bloxham Church, Oxfordshire

The Church of England parish church of Our Lady is reckoned to be one of the grandest in England. Its 14th century tower and spire is a local landmark and said to be the highest in Oxfordshire, at 198 feet. The earliest surviving parts of St. Mary's building are 12th century but only fragments remain from this period. Parts of the nave are 13th century. In the 14th century St. Mary's was altered and ornamented with a great deal of fine stonecarving. In the 15th century the Perpendicular Gothic Milcombe chapel was added. Fragments of Mediaeval wall paintings survive inside St. Mary's, including a Doom painting over the chancel arch and Saint Christopher over the north doorway. Remnants of 14th century stained glass survive in some of the windows.


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Taken on September 13, 2012