Tackley, St Nicholas Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Saxon stonework in the nave walls
The tower was struck by lightning in 1862, and restored by the ubiquitous GE Street.
This memorial pales by comparison with the most impressive monument in the church, to John Morton of Tackley Park (d. 1780). This shows an oversized figure of Justice with a set of scales, and seems to occupy most of the east wall of the south transept. Morton's successor as lord of the manor was Whalley Smythe Gardiner (d. 1797), whose memorial plaque is on the south wall of the nave.
Address: Church Hill, Tackley, Oxfordshire, England, OX5 3AE
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Outside the southern edge of the village, beside Tackley Park. There is a small parking area off the road, and the church was open when we visited.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Rousham House and Garden - 2.4 miles (Historic House)
Oxfordshire Museum - 2.9 miles (Museum)
Lower Heyford, St Mary's Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church)
Blenheim Palace - 3.3 miles (Historic House)
Bladon Church & Churchill's Grave - 3.7 miles (Historic Church)
Combe Longa, St Laurence Church - 4.7 miles (Historic Church)
Somerton, St James Church - 5.4 miles (Historic Church)
North Aston, St Mary's Church - 5.4 miles (Historic Church)
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