If you wish to visit Hampton Gay church it is a 10 Minute walk across fields.
Tithe records show that Hampton Gay had a parish church by 1074.The Church of england parish church of Saint Giles had included features from at least as early as the 13th century, but in 1767–72 the Rev. Thomas Hindes, a member of the family that then owned the manor, had it completely rebuilt.In 1842 the antiquarian J.H. Parker condemned St. Giles' Georgian architecture as "a very bad specimen of the meeting-house style". In 1859–60 the curate, Rev. F.C. Hingeston, altered the church to his own designs, replacing its round-headed Georgian windows with ones in an Early English Gothic style and having the south doorway re-cut in a Norman revival fashion. St. Giles contains a number of monuments, most of them to the Barry family. The most notable is a 17th century wall monument with kneeling effigies in memory of Vincent and Anne Barry and their daughter Lady Katherine Fenner.
St. Giles' parish is now part of the Church of England benefice of Akeman, which includes the parishes of Bletchingdon, Chesterton, Kirtlington, Middleton Stoney, Wendlebury and Weston-on-the-Green.
GPS Coordinates: 51.84446, -1.29819
- Added: 31 Jul 2012
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2459838
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