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Edgcote, St James

Medieval church in Edgcote

However you reach it Edgcote feels removed from daily life – out of time. Down a lane you encounter the balanced composition of church & rectory, Manor House, stables & dovecote, all looking out across green fields. The house was perfected by Richard Chauncey between 1747 – 52 re building his family’s seat. He was also responsible for the splendid set of memorials to himself and his ancestors by Rysbrack that adorn the medieval church. The building although surrounded by mature trees is light and airy with broad aisles. In it’s south chapel two early 17th century alabaster tomb chest with effigies of early Chaunceys and their wives, above heraldic stained glass of the same period. In 1543 the Edgcote estate was leased by Anne of Cleves to William Chauncey ( 1511 – 1585 ) , a London lawyer who later bought the ...

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Contact & Opening Times

Chipping Warden
OX17 1AG

Opening Times

The church is normally locked, see below for contact details.


Contact Details

Key obtainable from:

Brenda Hewison – 01327 260813

Ronald Hewison – 01327 260442

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