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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...

Shilton

Towns & Villages

Shilton
Burford
Oxfordshire
OX18 4AD

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

The attractive ford across ‘The Shill’ brook, the open village green and pretty stone cottages are much photographed and make the village of Shilton a truly Cotswold experience. Shilton has a fine medieval church, The Church of the Holy Rood.

The village was used as a location in the popular television drama, Downton Abbey: the Old Forge, beside the ford, became the Red Lion pub and the delightful little 18th century hump-backed bridge also featured.

Download a Shilton Church guide (pdf 4Mb)

The Shilton History Group have produced a Village History Trail (pdf 101k) highlighting the buildings and sites of interest in the village.

 

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