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Shorthampton AllSaints south.JPG
All Saints' parish church
Shorthampton is located in Oxfordshire
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSP3320
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townChipping Norton
Postcode districtOX7
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°52′44″N 1°31′30″W / 51.879°N 1.525°W / 51.879; -1.525Coordinates: 51°52′44″N 1°31′30″W / 51.879°N 1.525°W / 51.879; -1.525

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 Infancy Gospel of Thomas 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]


  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. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1053112)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 April 2012.
  5. ^ Charlbury Church of England parish website

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