All Saints' Church, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire
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A gentleman's folly in a beautiful Thames-side setting
This stunning church was built in the 1760s by Solicitor-General Simon Harcourt as part of the landscaped park for Nuneham Park House.
Built to a classical design, with a gleaming dome and six slender columns, the church is as magnificent as its setting overlooking the Thames.
Inside, All Saints is a monument to wealth and taste, with Italian fittings, magnificent memorial sculptures and busts. Look for the child among the bluebells - a beautiful and moving lifesize memorial.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
Loved by John Betjeman
If you are driving follow signs to Global Retreat car park. Continue on foot following signs to the house. Continue past the front of the house through a small pedestrian archway and then up the grass slope in front of you. It is approximately 200m approx the nearest road on the estate. Access is across grass parkland at the top of a steep slope to the west portico with a shallow step up to a level porch and nave.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
6 miles south east of Oxford; in centre of Nuneham Courtenay village, take access road (west) off A4074 to the Global Retreat Centre.
Nearest railway station: Oxford (6 miles).
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?
You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this churchBerkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire . Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
All our Oxfordshire churches are in our West region.
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