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West Adderbury – St George

Round Close Road, West Adderbury, Oxfordshire OX17

A utilitarian structure of the 1950s, now closed for worship. The church contains rood figures from St John the Evangelist, Banbury, which are probably by A. W. Pugin. The site lies within the Adderbury Conservation Area.

The church was built as a chapel of ease, to seat fifty or sixty, and was opened and blessed by Canon Wall of Banbury at Midnight Mass, Christmas, 1956. Until then, Mass had been said in various private houses in the village, notably Court End, home of the Dowager Lady Bedingfield. The church was originally served from Banbury, whence came the (probably Pugin) rood figures now hanging in the sanctuary. More recently it was served from Hethe. The church closed in 2014.

A utilitarian post-war structure, of rectangular plan, with roughcast walls, metal windows and (unexpectedly) a shingle roof. Over the entrance is an empty statue niche. The interior has not been inspected, but a peer through the windows reveals no furnishings of interest, apart from the rood figures hanging behind the altar. 

Heritage Details

Architect: Not known

Original Date: 1956

Conservation Area: Yes

Listed Grade: Not Listed