Friday, 22 May 2020

Churches (65) : St Edburg, Bicester

The parish church of St Edburg in the Oxfordshire town of Bicester may be built on the site of a Saxon church which was built around 850CE. A triangular entrance on the North wall of the current church nave may be a surviving part of the Saxon church. The origins of the church are a Norman church was built in the 1120s in cruciform shape.

As with many medieval churches there have been many additions and changes over the following centuries. A South aisle was added in the following century and a North aisle in the century after that. A clerestory was also added in the 14th century. In about 1420CE the North tower was built. The church was restored in the 1860s.