Easington, South Oxfordshire

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Easington
Easington StPeter NE.JPG
St Peter's parish church
Easington is located in Oxfordshire
Easington
Easington
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSU6697
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWatlington
Postcode districtOX49
Dialling code01844
PoliceThames Valley
FireOxfordshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
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UK
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51°40′08″N 1°02′38″W / 51.669°N 1.044°W / 51.669; -1.044Coordinates: 51°40′08″N 1°02′38″W / 51.669°N 1.044°W / 51.669; -1.044

Easington is a small village in the civil parish of Cuxham with Easington in South Oxfordshire. It is about 5.5 miles (9 km) north of Wallingford and about 6 miles (10 km) south of Thame.

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Peter was built in the 14th century. It consists of a continuous nave and chancel with no chancel arch between them. The chancel masonry is ashlar, noticeably better-dressed and more evenly coursed than that of the nave.

The church building includes a 12th-century Norman doorway re-used from an earlier church on the same site.[1] The font is tub-shaped, suggesting that it too is Norman.

The chancel windows are Perpendicular Gothic. The east window has ogee tracery and includes 14th century stained glass.[1] The piscina also is ogeed. Beside the east window on the east wall are the remains of a mediaeval wall painting.

The woodwork of the pulpit and reading desk are Jacobean items carved in the 17th century. The pulpit bears the date 1633 but Sherwood and Pevsner suggest that it was assembled in the 19th century from Jacobean materials.[1]

St. Peter's is a Grade II* listed building.[2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 591.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Peter (1059753)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 January 2012.

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