Shorthampton

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Coordinates: 51°52′44″N 1°31′30″W / 51.879°N 1.525°W / 51.879; -1.525

Shorthampton
Shorthampton AllSaints south.JPG
All Saints' parish church
Shorthampton is located in Oxfordshire
Shorthampton
Shorthampton
 Shorthampton shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SP3320
Civil parish Chilson
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chipping Norton
Postcode district OX7
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
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Shorthampton is a hamlet in Chilson civil parish about 2 miles (3 km) west of Charlbury, in Oxfordshire, England.

The oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of All Saints are Norman, and a round-headed lancet window from this period survives in the north wall of the nave.[1] The present chancel arch is small and was built in the 13th or 14th century.[1] Most of the current windows are Perpendicular Gothic. All Saints' has box pews that were added in the 18th century and a south porch that was built in the 19th century.[1]

All Saints' contains several 15th century wall paintings[1] including a rare one of the "Miracle of the Clay Birds"[2] from the apocryphal Gospel of Nicodemus and another of Saint Zita.[3] All Saints' is a Grade II* listed building.[4]

All Saints' is part of the Benefice of Charlbury with Shorthampton. Most church services are now held at the parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Charlbury.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 763.
  2. ^ Marshall, Anne. "The Miracle of the Clay Birds: Shorthampton, Oxfordshire". Painted Church. 
  3. ^ Marshall, Anne. "St. Zita, Shorthampton, Oxfordshire". Painted Church. 
  4. ^ "Church of All Saints". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Charlbury Church of England parish website

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