All Saints' Church, Shirburn, Oxfordshire

Castle Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX49 5DL
How to find us | Access information
Opening times:
Open daily Please call the Shirburn Estate Office during weekdays on 01491612333 to arrange your visit.
  • Overview
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  • 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.

  • Access information

    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. 
  • Directions
    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
  • Transport
    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.

    Berks, Bucks & Oxon 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.

  • Community information

    Click on the link below to download a copy of the church plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church.

    Church plans are a living document which combines information on the church’s history and its current use, outlines maintenance and repair needs, combines this with feedback and recommendations from the community, and concludes with an action plan setting out agreed short, medium and long term goals to support the sustainable use and care of the church.

    This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!

    Shirburn Church Plan 2023 July.pdf

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