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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...

Leafield

Towns & Villages

Leafield
Oxfordshire
OX29 9NP

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Leafield: photo by David Sellman

The church spire of St. Michael’s can be seen for miles, as Leafield is a hill-top village and a centre for the Wychwood Forest. Leafield was once a centre for pottery production.

Leafield Village Stores, a local community shop, sells groceries, newspapers, and freshly baked bread and pastries, as well as a range of local food and drink.

Several downloadable bike rides that pass through the village can be found on our free downloadable cycle rides and there is also a downloadable Leafield 5.5mile circular walk (pdf 570k)

 

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  2. Ramsden. Photo by Robin Smithett

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  3. Minster Lovell Dovecote

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  4. Shipton under Wychwood

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  3. Hailey Church

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  4. Asthall village in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

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  6. Charlbury

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  8. Chadlington

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  9. The Buttercross and Town Hall

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  10. Looking down Burford's famous High Street

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  11. Water fountain

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  12. Bluebells at Foxholes near Bruern

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  13. The windmill at North Leigh

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  17. The pretty little 18th century hump backed bridge featured in TV drama Downton Abbey - photo courtesy of Chris Burton

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  26. Bledington Village Green ©Copyright Mike Baldwin

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