Church of St Luke, Tixover :: Shared Description

This is the current dedication although it appears to have had an earlier dedication to St Mary Magdalen.

The church lies a considerable distance from the village, indicating the presence of a village adjacent in medieval times, although there is now no trace of this.

It consists of aisled nave with chancel, west tower and south porch. The massive square tower is the only surviving part of the 12th century Norman church, the nave and chancel having been completely rebuilt in the early part of the 13th century, when aisles were also added. The earliest section is the south aisle arcade, of around 1200, the remainder dating from around 1220-30. The north aisle was widened later, using the old material, probably in the 15th century. The square-headed windows are very unusual for the 13th century but are considered original. The south porch was added in the 15th century.

Internally, the fine Norman arch into the tower survives. It has plain orders, but fine carving on the capitals. The south arcade has round arches, but the carvings on the capitals/responds places it as Transitional. The north arcade is distinctively Early English. There is some interesting glass in the side window of the south aisle. In the chancel there is a fine monument to Roger Dale. The pews, with plain poppy head ends, are thought to be Jacobean.

Externally, the church is dominated by the massive Norman tower which has survived with little alteration. The south face has a fine window with a recessed order with chevron decoration.
by Alan Murray-Rust
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SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : View to Tixover Church from Wakerley Road by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : The approach to Tixover Church by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust
SP9799 : Church of St Luke, Tixover by Alan Murray-Rust


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Created: Tue, 5 Apr 2016, Updated: Tue, 5 Apr 2016

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