St. Michael's Church, Aston Tirrold and All Saints' Church Aston Upthorpe
The parish churches serving the Astons are dedicated to St. Michael's and All Saints. Click here to find out more about St Michael.
History of the Buildings
Of the two medieval churches St. Michael and All Angels is the larger. Evidence of Norman and possibly Saxon workings can be seen in the South doorway and another doorway, square-headed and roughly worked. The chancel, south trancept chapel and probably the west tower are thirteenth century, the tower also has fifteenth century windows and battlements. With its long tiled roof, flint tower, sarsen corner stones and varied window shapes St. Michael's is an attractive church.
All Saints' was for most of its long life a chapel-of-ease of Blewbury. The Nave appears to be early Norman on the evidence of an original window and round headed doorways north and south. The little church has a fine timber porch. The chancel is Victorian and so is the bell turret. Inside are thirteenth century corbel heads of a king and a bishop and an open fourteenth century roof