Bicester: St Edburg

Name:
Bicester: St Edburg
Record Type:
Church
Church code:
627031
Diocese:
Oxford
Archdeaconry:
Dorchester
Parish:
Bicester with Caversfield

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Bicester

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register
 

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:
Medieval

Exterior Image

Work in progress - can you help?

Summary Description

The Church of St Edburg is the oldest surviving building in Bicester, and dominates the skyline from most approaches to the town. The Grade I listed building dates from the early 12th C. The church building has been extended and modified many times since construction. The north and south aisles were re-built in the late 13th/14th C and the central Norman tower was replaced by the 15th C west tower which still stands. Box pews and galleries were added late in the 17th C and removed in a major restoration in 1873, which was along Tractarian principles with a lowered tiled floor, wooden pew platforms and changes to the chancel.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
Work in progress - can you help?
 

Church Website

Church Website:
http://www.stedburgschurch.org

Sources and Further Information

Acanthus Clews Archtects (02/02/2018) West Window Practical Completion Letter [Digital Archive/Document]
West Window Practical Completion Letter
Matthew Clements (11/01/2018) Completed Window Photo, with Churchwarden [Digital Archive/Document]
Completed Window Photo, with Churchwarden
Matthew Clements (02/02/2018) Both windows repaired [Digital Archive/Document]
Both windows repaired
Matthew Clements (29/06/2017) Damaged West Window [Digital Archive/Document]
Damaged West Window
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/267/ [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive https://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet/detail/LPLIBLPL~34~34~108349~116537 [Archive/Graphic material]

Ground plan

ICBS File Number - 05934

Coverage - 1862-1863

Created by BEAZLEY, Charles Nightingale: fl. 1853-97 of London

Dr C Young (2022) Interim Archaelogical report - 2020 Work on Nave Floor of St Edburg's Church, Bicester [Digital Archive/Document]
Interim Archaelogical report - 2020 Work on Nave Floor of St Edburg's Church, Bicester
Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 10 Bells [Archive/Index]
10 Bells