Swyncombe SU 69 91
Oxfordshire Near Cookley Green & Nr Watlington
In use Contact: The Rectory, Hill Road, Watlington, Oxfordshire OX9 5AD. Phone: 01491 613231

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This is a very pretty small Early Norman church with nave, chancel and semi-circular apse, in a rather remote setting. Although the roof from the outside gives little impression of a Chancel there is a large Chancel Arch within, that was widened in 1831. The windows in the nave are of single light, the south one being original Early English. There is a Norman or possibly Anglo Saxon font of plain design (with a cover and a rood screen with loft dating from the early 20th century. There are two bells, but only one is hung in a small tiled cover above the south door. There is a second blocked doorway on the south side and another one on the north. The church is very well maintained considering its location. It was open when I visited in January 2002.
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Copyright Peter Buttle

Updated 22 January 2002

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