St Bartholomew

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General view of the south side of Church.  This 12th/13th century church has a Jacobean interior and the last of the box pews have been preserved. The Spencer family tombs in their chapel are well worth a visit.
tower from south tower from north
Tower from south side, which also
shows the old Cross outside the
church porch. This is similar to another
such Cross at Eynsham, Oxon.

Tower from north side



Interior showing the Nave and Chancel beyond.


Box pews and the Spencer chapel

The Spencer Chapel forms a continuation to the south aisle, with sharp accoustics for singing. In this Chapel are also old Bibles, a nineteenth century bier, and various other items relating to the past history of the Church.
Along the south wall of the church are the remaining box pews.
Detail of the Spencer family tombs.

detail of the Spencer memorials and tombs

Dove's reference for the bells:

Yarnton, Oxon, S Bartholomew (GF), 6, 22-1-19 in D. Mon 


Map Ref: SP477116

The church is approached down a lane to the south of the village, which in turn is accessed from the A44 two roundabouts north of the Peartree interchange on the A34 north-east of the City of Oxford. The church is mostly open, but the key can be obtained from the Rectory, some three houses up the lane from the church.


Photographs: Edwin Macadam

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Edwin and Sheila Macadam,

Shelwin, 30, Eynsham Road, Botley,
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July 2001 -