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Culworth, St Mary

Culworth, St Mary

Medieval church in Culworth

A quintessential country church standing alongside the village street from where you can look out across countryside that rolls away to the southern county border.

Whilst the exterior is an intelligent 19th century rebuild by E F Law and others, the interior reveals its 14th century origin with both octagonal and rounded piers.

Note the knobbly and naturistic foliate capitals. From the 17th century comes the Jacobean pulpit and 1662 font. The 19th century saw the arrival of stained glass notably by Hardman and Co in the chancel based on the design by A W N Pugin and later by Lavers & Westlake, and William Wailey.

Some good monuments especially that to members of the Danvers family, 1790 by Thomas Burnel & Son – rather old fashioned, neo baroque, with standing cherubs and obelisks.

The Danvers family gave their name to the Manor House in the village, part of which survives as Danvers House, which stands at the west end of the village on the left side of the road at the apex of the hill.

Please refer to the Glossary for any terms in the text that you are unfamiliar with.

Contact & Opening Times

Church of St Mary the Virgin
Queens Street
OX17 2AT

Opening Times

The church is open daily 9am until 6pm.

Contact Details

Church Wardens:

Martin Rowling – 01295 760571

Jenny Howse – 01295 768110

Telephone: 01295 768994

Email: [email protected]

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