All Saints' parish church
Shorthampton shown within Oxfordshire
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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. The present chancel arch is small and was built in the 13th or 14th century. 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.
All Saints' contains several 15th century wall paintings including a rare one of the "Miracle of the Clay Birds" from the apocryphal Gospel of Nicodemus and another of Saint Zita. All Saints' is a Grade II* listed building.
- Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 763.
- Marshall, Anne. "The Miracle of the Clay Birds: Shorthampton, Oxfordshire". Painted Church.
- Marshall, Anne. "St. Zita, Shorthampton, Oxfordshire". Painted Church.
- "Church of All Saints". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
- Charlbury Church of England parish website
Sources and further reading
- Long, E.T. (1972). "Medieval Wall Paintings in Oxfordshire Churches". Oxoniensia (Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society). XXXVII.
- Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 763. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
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