All Saints' Church, Shirburn, Oxfordshire
- What's nearby
An old estate church with a family mausoleum
Beautiful brasses, carvings and monuments can be dound in this slender-towered estate church located near fourteenth-century Shirburn Castle. The Earls of Macclesfield have owned Shirburn Castle since 1716. The north transcept of All Saints' Church contains their family pew and the north chapel is the Macclesfield family mausoleum.
A Victorian masterpiece returned to the community
A pair of eccentric churches
A strangely beautiful church
Access via a grass path from the castle drive to the churchyard, through a wide south door with one step down.
Limited parking on drive to entrance of the castle, then up a grass slope through a gate leading to the grass churchyard and level entrance to the south porch.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very 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.
1 mile north east of Watlington / 2 miles south west of M40 Junction 6; at Shirburn, between Watlington and Lewknor, turn left off B4009 into Castle Road, leading to estate buildings and church
Nearest railway station: Saunderton (7.3 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 church.Wiltshire County Guide 2012
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 CCT's West region.