South Stoke, St Andrew's Church, Oxfordshire
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 17th century Dr Griffith Higgs memorial
St Andrews is especially interesting for its memorials. In the chancel is a mural monument to Dr Griffiths Higgs, Dean of Lichfield and once chaplain to Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (The winter queen). Higgs was born in 1589 and was baptised at South stoke. He attended St Johns College, Oxford, and became first a Fellow, then a Master, at Merton College. In 1627 Charles I sent him to his sister Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, to be her Chaplain, a post he filled for a dozen years.
In the centre aisle are a pair of 18th century grave slabs to William and John Clackson, and in the chancel is a 13th century piscina, with another by the south door and a third on the north wall.
We visited St Andrews as part of a wonderful walk along the Thames Path, taking in historic churches at North Stoke, Mongewell, andf Newnham Murrent. I can highly recommend the route for a lovely walk on a sunny day!
About South Stoke
Address: The Street, South Stoke, Oxfordshire, England, RG8 0JS
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On The Street, just north of the Cross Keys pub. On street parking. Usually open daylight hours.
Website: South Stoke
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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