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The Buttercross and Town Hall

Witney

Known across the world for blanket making, especially in North America where the Witney Point Blanket was traded in exchange for furs, the town owes...

Filkins & Broughton Poggs

Towns & Villages

Filkins
Lechlade
Gloucestershire
GL7 3JH

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Filkins ©Tom Brown

You may go looking for two villages but in practice you’ll only find one - and a beautiful one it is - though 'officially' the small Broadwell brook marks the boundary separating the two villages. The enchanting stone houses, several with the characteristic slab fencing, and Cotswold Woollen Weavers, an 18th century wool mill and rare Cotswold stonemasons, are guaranteed to charm the discerning visitor.

Housed in a 17th century cottage is the wonderful Swinford Museum - open on the first Sunday of the month from May to September (2.30-5pm). One of Oxfordshire's oldest local museums, it was set up by George Swinford in the 1930s.

Filkins Village Shop is owned and run by the local community and sells local meats, cheeses and honey - as well as membership to the swimming pool next door!

There are however two very different churches, both called St Peter's: the Broughton Poggs church is Saxon/Norman, the Filkins one is Victorian. Download the Filkins cum Broughton Poggs Church Guide (4.2Mb).

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