Previous to the extensive renovations that took place to St Andrew's Church, Shrivenham in 1638, there is very little known. There are tantalising clues in the form of weather mouldings that still exist on the tower. But the documentary evidence, if it exists, has yet to be found. Clearly the church was cruciform in shape as the weather mouldings suggest and we have included some photographs of them here.
The idea of this listing is to make a start by putting together what we do know. In the National Archives there is a document that makes reference to repairs made to the Chancel by the Vicar George Ellys in 1585. We have recently viewed the document and now include it here as another small clue as to what was there. To read the full transcript please go HERE.
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