Glympton Churchyard

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Glympton Churchyard

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Glympton, West Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England
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Manor and churchThe first known record of Glympton's existence is a charter from about AD 1050 in which it is given as a witness's address.
In the reign of King Edward the Confessor, Wulfward the White, a thegn of Edward's consort Queen Edith, held the manor of Glympton. Wulfward survived the Norman conquest of England but by 1086 King William I had granted the manor to Geoffrey de Montbray, Bishop of Coutances. By 1122 Geoffrey de Clinton, chamberlain of Henry I of England held the manor. In 1633 the manor was bought by William Wheate, whose descendants continued to hold the estate until 1944.
The Church of England parish church of Saint Mary was originally Norman. The bell tower was added in the 16th or 17th century. In 1872 the Gothic Revival architect G.E. Street rebuilt the chancel, inserted new windows in the nave, and added a porch and a vestry.

Glympton Park is a country house that was built for the Wheate family in the 18th century. At the same time the River Glyme was dammed to form the lake in the park. The house was remodelled in 1846
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GPS Coordinates: 51.89372, -1.3853

  • Added: 21 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2385365