The church itself lies at the bottom of a
long, steep, lane below the village, which itself looks out over
the water-meadows adjoining the River Tame, a little upstream of
the village of Thame, and not far from Notley Abbey.
Like Lower or Nether
Winchendon, a few miles away up the
same valley, the church has escaped serious restoration at the
hands of the Victorians, and still retains its west gallery and
old pews. There are also good 18th century monuments.
As can be seen (1, 2 & 3) the church
stands on a slope, and there is a marked step down into the
chancel from the nave - an unusual feature.
The structure of the church is basically 25th
century, but the font is 13th century, coming from the time of
the earlier structure which is incorporated within the present