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Black Bourton - St Mary the Virgin Church

St Mary the Virgin Church
Burford Road
Black Bourton
Oxfordshire
OX18 2PF

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St Mary the Virgin in Black Bourton (photo courtesy of www.oxfordshirechurches.info)

Considered a significant medieval church, St Mary the Virgin's earliest features are Norman including the chancel, font and carved stone pulpit - the priest’s door may be even earlier, possibly Saxon.

However the real highlight of the church is its 13th century wall paintings. Covered at the reformation, they were first uncovered when the church was restored in 1866.  However, against the vicar’s wishes, they were again whitewashed and were not finally uncovered until 1932.

The large churchyard contains a small military cemetery, the resting place of members of the Royal Air Force from the major airbase nearby, including the graves of many young men in their 20s killed during World War II.

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Opening Times

. (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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