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Chipping Norton Almshouses

Chipping Norton

Perched on the highest point in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Chipping Norton was once a centre for the Cotswold wool trade and was given a Royal...

Westwell

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Westwell
Oxfordshire
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Westwell in Oxfordshire

A small, quiet village 2 miles south west of Burford, close to the county border with Gloucestershire, Westwell supposedly takes its name from the fact that it is the most westerly well in Oxfordshire.

In the centre of the village there is a small pond with an unusual war mermorial and a path leading up to the parish church, which is well worth a visit.

The war memorial, erected after the First World War, is made of roughly squared stone blocks with a brass inset on one side - this comes from the clock on the Cloth Hall in Ypres, where the local regiment (The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry) had fought at both the First Battle of Ypres in 1914 and at nearby Passchendaele in 1917.

What's Nearby

  1. St Mary's Church in Westwell (photo courtesy of Oxfordshire Churches)

    Westwell - St Mary's Church


    Westwell's church offers pleasures out of all proportion to its size - a picturesques setting...

    0.06 miles away
  2. St Mary's Church in Holwell (photo courtesy of Derek Cotterill)

    Holwell - St Mary's Church


    Built in 1895 to replace an earlier church and medieval chapel of ease. Although some brick and...

    0.74 miles away
  3. Cotswold Wildlife Park rhinos

    Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

    One of Oxfordshire’s top venues and one of the most beautiful wildlife attractions in the country....

    1.44 miles away
  4. Burford Golf Club, Oxfordshire

    Burford Golf Club


    The course is fairly flat and although not long at a maximum of 6,401 yards, it does offer a...

    1.74 miles away
  1. Dolls House in Tolsey Museum at Burford

    Tolsey Museum


    Recently re-opened after refurbishment, the Tolsey Museum is housed in the early Tudor market...

    2.16 miles away
  2. 45 minute guided tours of Burford

    The Burford Tour

    At The Burford Tour we aim to show you  how this beautiful medieval town  has developed over the...

    2.17 miles away
  3. Bill Spectre's Burford Ghost Trail

    Burford Ghost Trail

    An historically informative yet hugely entertaining way to soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful...

    2.18 miles away
  4. St John The Baptist Church Burford

    Burford - St John the Baptist Church


    One of the large Cotswold 'wool churches' built between 1160 and 1475.  Items of interest...

    2.36 miles away
  5. St James Church Fulbrook

    Fulbrook - St James the Great Church

    St James Church is a fine example of a Norman church that managed to escape overly enthusiastic...

    2.86 miles away
  6. The Church of the Holy Rood in Shilton (photo courtesy of Derek Cotterill)

    Shilton - Holy Rood Church


    Humble and unadorned, Shilton's Church of the Holy Rood stands on a slope above the village. The...

    2.89 miles away
  7. Widford Church on a misty morning ©Helena Sylvester

    Widford - St Oswald's Church


    A tiny church on its own in the Windrush Valley. In 1904 it was found to have been built on the...

    3.34 miles away
  8. Cotswold Woollen Weavers

    Cotswold Woollen Weavers

    The splendid 18th century buildings, in the idyllic setting of the tranquil village of Filkins,...

    3.57 miles away
  9. Snake swing in Kilkenny Lane Country Park

    Kilkenny Lane Country Park


    Set within 21 hectares (50 acres) Kilkenny Lane Country Park is an ideal location for playing,...

    3.66 miles away
  10. Swinford Museum

    Swinford Museum

    Housed in a 17th century cottage in the centre of the beautiful village of Filkins, the Swinford...

    3.69 miles away
  11. Filkins Church (photo courtesy of Derek Cotterill)

    Filkins - St Peter's Church


    St Peter’s, Filkins was built in medieval (Victorian Gothic) style in 1855 - 57 by George Edmund...

    3.71 miles away
  12. St Mary's Church in Swinbrook

    Swinbrook - St Mary's Church

    Set in the Windrush Valley, St Mary's church is 12th century with early enlargements and a tower...

    3.74 miles away
  13. St George's Church in Kencot (©Derek Cotterill)

    Kencot - St George's Church


    St George's Church in Kencot is of late 12th century origin and features a tower with a curious...

    3.78 miles away
  14. St Peter's Broughton Poggs cDerek Cotterill

    Broughton Poggs - St Peter's Church


    St Peter’s, Broughton Poggs, is situated in a farmyard although many of the former barns on the...

    3.9 miles away
  15. Crocodiles of the World Witney

    Crocodiles of the World


    Crocodiles of the World is the UK's first and only crocodile zoo, and is home to over 80...

    4.02 miles away
  16. St Nicholas Church, Asthall

    Asthall - St Nicholas Church

    A 12th century church in the Windrush Valley, with a 14th century transept converted into a chantry...

    4.02 miles away
  17. Broadwell Church cDerek Cotterill

    Broadwell - St Peter & St Paul's Church


    This large medieval cruciform church, with a north and south transept, dates back to the 12th to...

    4.03 miles away
  18. St John the Evangelist Church in Carterton

    Carterton - St John the Evangelist Church

    St John’s Church began life in 1908 as a Mission Church to Black Bourton. It was rebuilt in 1963...

    4.05 miles away
  19. Carterton Leisure Centre

    Carterton Leisure Centre

    Facilities include: 25m six lane swimming pool; separate toddler pool; aerobics studio; fitness...

    4.12 miles away
  20. Darcy Bear - indoor play centre in Carterton

    Darcy Bear

    Indoor play for 0-11 year olds with slides, ball pits, tunnels and rope bridges. There is a...

    4.28 miles away
  21. St Peter's Church, Alvescot

    Alvescot - St Peter's Church

    The architecture is in the Early English and Perpendicular styles consisting of nave, 14th century...

    4.57 miles away
  22. St Matthew's church in Langford (© Derek Cotterill)

    Langford - St Matthew's Church


    St Matthew's church stands slightly adrift of the village, which has over time shifted north west...

    4.9 miles away
  23. St Britius Church in Brize Norton

    Brize Norton - St Britius Church

    This is the only church in England dedicated to St. Britius, who was canonised in 443 A.D.

    The...

    4.96 miles away
  24. St Mary the Virgin in Black Bourton (photo courtesy of www.oxfordshirechurches.info)

    Black Bourton - St Mary the Virgin Church


    Considered a significant medieval church, St Mary the Virgin's earliest features are Norman...

    5.28 miles away
  25. St Margaret's Church in Little Faringdon (photo courtesy of www.oxfordshirechurches.info)

    Little Faringdon - St Margaret's Church

    A small, picturesque church dating back to the 12th century but with a little 19th century bellcote...

    5.34 miles away
  26. Lechlade Trout Fishery

    Lechlade & Bushyleaze Trout Fisheries

    Lechlade Trout Fishery has a 9 - acre lake (Troutmaster Water) and 250 yds of The River Leach...

    5.44 miles away
  27. Wychwood Wild Garden

    Wychwood Wild Garden

    Wychwood Wild Garden is a beautiful woodland and garden, close to the centre of Shipton under...

    5.72 miles away
  28. St Mary's Church in Shipton under Wychwood

    Shipton under Wychwood - St Mary's Church

    This handsome medieval church, mainly dating to the 13th to 15th centuries, has a wonderful...

    6.05 miles away
  29. St Stephen's Clanfield

    Clanfield - St Stephen's Church

    A small 13th century church, standing behind its churchyard on the north-west edge of the village,...

    6.12 miles away
  30. Jaccuzi at The Spa at Witney Lakes Resort

    The Spa at Witney Lakes Resort

    The Spa at Witney Lakes Resort provides you with the chance to taste the exotics as well as adding...

    6.16 miles away
  31. Witney Lakes Golf Course

    Witney Lakes Resort Golf


    Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, the Witney Lakes Golf Club is a stunning 6,500yds, par 71...

    6.16 miles away
  32. St Kenelm's church in Minster Lovell near Witney

    Minster Lovell - St Kenelm's Church

    St Kenelm's church in Minster Lovell is mainly 15th century, built on the foundations of an earlier...

    6.27 miles away
  33. St Nicholas Church, Idbury

    Idbury - St Nicholas Church

    Mainly 15C in character but with a fine reset 12C Norman north doorway with chevrons and saltire...

    6.29 miles away
  34. Minster Lovell Hall

    Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote

    Ruins of a large 15th century manor set around a courtyard. Situated in attractive settings on the...

    6.3 miles away
  35. Bluebells at Foxholes Nature Reserve

    Foxholes Nature Reserve


    Foxholes is a tranquil woodland sloping down to the River Evenlode with year-round colour and...

    6.64 miles away
  36. Leafield Church

    Leafield - St Michael and All Angels Church

    Designed in 1859 by Sir George Gilbert Scott, St Michael and All Angels was consecrated in 1860,...

    6.75 miles away
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