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Chalgrove Manor and Church
Date: 20 August 2022
Limited to 24 people, £22 per head exclusive of lunch. Self drive
No of Places: 24
Closing Date for Bookings: 12 August 2022
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Chalgrove Manor: The Grade I listed manor house is early 15th-century and stands partly on the site of an earlier building, originally the de Plessis manor and manorial court-house. The great hall has a medieval oak screen on the ground floor, possibly from the 13th-century house. The house has a finely-detailed arch-braced collar roof and the carpentry is of exceptional quality and it may be that the carpenters were the same as those who built the Royal Palace at nearby Ewelme around the same time. The north wing has a medieval annexe and garderobe chute outlet. The rear extensions are early 16th century. The south wing parlour has 17th-century painted grained panels. The building sits close to the site of the Civil War battle of Chalgrove Field.
chalgrove.info which includes a photo.
Chalgrove Church: Dating from the 13th century, the church is thought to remain substantially as it was in 1500. Around 1320, the chancel was decorated with a series of wall paintings showing the Last Judgement and the medieval legend of the Assumption of Mary. These have been described as 'one of the most complete series in the country'. Limewashed over at the time of the Reformation, they were rediscovered in 1858 during renovation.
In between tours, lunch is available at either the Red Lion (01865 890625) or The Lamb (01865 890295), but you will need to make your own reservations. Or you can take a picnic and enjoy this on the recreation ground between the Red Lion and the church. There is a path through to the tower end of the church.