All Saints' parish church
Aston Upthorpe shown within Oxfordshire
|Population||190 (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Aston Upthorpe|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Aston Upthorpe is a village and civil parish at the foot of the Berkshire Downs about 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Didcot. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire. Home to Bill Simpson former actor Dr Finlay and Tracy Reed actress.
The Church of England parish church of All Saints may date from the second half of the 11th century. However, the only surviving Norman features are one small window in the north wall of the nave and the blocked-up remains of a south doorway. The nave roof may be 14th century and its west wall and Perpendicular Gothic window may be 15th century. The wooden north porch is of uncertain date, possibly the first half of the 17th century. In 1859-60 the Gothic Revival architect P.C. Hardwick restored the nave and rebuilt the chancel. The bellcote is also wooden and has two bells, and may have been added by Hardwick. All Saints is now a member of the Churn Benefice.
- "Area: Aston Upthorpe CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
- Pevsner 1966, p. 74.
- Page & Ditchfield 1923, p. 280-291.
- Churn Churches: St. Michael's Church, Aston Tirrold and All Saints' Church Aston Upthorpe
- Page, W.H.; Ditchfield, P.H., eds. (1924). A History of the County of Berkshire, Volume 4. Victoria County History. pp. 280–291.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1966). Berkshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 74.
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