St Mary's Church, Newnham Murren, Oxfordshire
- What's nearby
A charming church on the bank of the Thames
This charming little flint church, close to the east bank of the Thames, can be reached by The Ridgeway Path from Wallingford Bridge, which leads on to Mongewell, another Trust church.
Built in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, its Norman origins can be seen in the north doorway and chancel arch. Limewashed walls set off the delicate stained glass. Restoration in 1849 removed much else but left some handsome woodwork, including the medieval roofs and a Jacobean pulpit and communion table.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A romantic ruin by the Thames
From a lane to adjacent farm with limited visitor parking outside the churchyard gate, access is through the churchyard gate across level grass to the north porch. Slight step at threshold to a tiled porch, showing some subsidence.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water and toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Farm track off A4074 (Portway) south of Crowmarsh Gifford
Nearest railway station: Cholsey (4 miles). Oxfordshire Traveline: 0870 608 2608
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care 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.
Useful local links:
- Oxfordshire & the Cotswolds Tourist Information website
- Oxfordshire Online Tourist Guide
- Family Days Out Oxfordshire
- Oxford Visitors Information
- Oxfordshire Local History Information
- Oxfordshire Family History Society
- Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust
- Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology
- Oxfordshire is in the Diocese of Oxford
- List of churches in Oxfordshire