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Ardley, Oxfordshire
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Ardley has grassy mounds on which stood a castle, built and destroyed by the Normans. Not one stone of it now stands upon another. But there are Norman stones in the church in the buttressed tower with its saddleback roof, in the round windows of the belfry, and in the row of corbels on the outside walls. The chancel is 14th century with a 13th century arch; it has a crude double piscina, a recess which may have been an Easter sepulchre, and a tall low side-window, partly filled up but with its original iron grille. It had oak shutters in the old days. There is a font with a tapering bowl from the Norman church, and two fine old chests with panelled lids and carved fronts.
The King's England Oxfordshire (1942) by Arthur Mee. Original transcription by CuriousFox, and edited for identification purposes.

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