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Little Milton Church

Exterior view from south. View all images in our Little Milton Church Photo Gallery.
Exterior view from southwest (with wide angle lens).
Tower (1861) from southwest.
Corbel heads on south exterior.
Nave looking east to chancel.
Medieval piscina drain installed in a Victorian recess to the left of the altar.

The Parish Church of St. James in Little Milton, Oxfordshire, was built in 1844 and is characterized by a long nave and chancel and tall west tower.


St. James' Church in Little Milton was built in 1844 by John Hayward of Exeter. The west tower was added by Hayward in 1861.

What to See

Little Milton's parish church is designed in an early 14th-century style, with a single nave and chancel under one roof. The nave windows are flanked with corbel heads on the exterior.

The embattled tower has two windows on each side, with a small rose window on the west and north sides and a clock on the east and south.

Inside, the oldest feature is the drain of a medieval piscina, from the former chapel of Little Milton, installed in a Victorian recess to the left of the altar. The pulpit and reredos are from 1901, by Hems of Exeter.

The stained glass of the east, southeast nave and northeast nave windows are by Thomas Willement in 1853-54. The east and southeast nave windows are signed. The southwest nave window is from 1869 by Heaton, Butler and Bayne.

Across the street from the church is a manor house and a pair of white pepperpot lodges with steeply pitched thatched roofs from c.1820.

Quick Facts on the Little Milton Church

Site Information
Names:Church of St James; Little Milton Church
City:Little Milton
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Little Milton, England
Coordinates:51.702031° N, 1.107452° W  (view on Google Maps)
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Map of the Little Milton Church

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  1. Personal visits (May 12, 2007; July 30, 2007; and September 15, 2007).
  2. Nikolaus Pevsner and Jennifer Sherwood, The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire (Yale University Press, 2002), 687-88.

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Title:Little Milton Church
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:07/30/2010
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