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Spelsbury ChurchSpelsbury Church

Church Lane, Spelsbury, Oxfordshire, England, OX7 3JR

There is thought to have been a church at Spelsbury in Saxon times, but no trace of this early building remains. The present Church of All Saints is a Norman building, dating from the late 11th and early 12th centuries. The oldest parts of the building are the west tower and the pillars that support it. The tower was almost certainly part of a much larger cruciform church which was later considerably shortened, leaving the tower at the west end. The nave and aisles are 13th century, in lovely Early English style, while the transepts are 14th century and most of the windows are Perpendicular work, from the 15th century. The church contains a number of superb monuments.