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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...

South Leigh

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South Leigh
Witney
Oxfordshire
OX29 6UR

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Church End in South Leigh

South Leigh lies 2½ miles (4 km) south east of Witney and 8 miles (13 km) west of Oxford. It was first mentioned in the late 12th century, by which time it had its own church - St James The Great. The earliest parts are late 12th century and part of the east wall retains its medieval wall paintings. The east window of the chancel, given c1872, depicts John the Baptist, an allusion to John Wesley who preached his first sermon in the church, in September 1725, 14 years before his Methodist Movement began.

In 1771 John Wesley returned to preach at South Leigh, traditionally in the house of a man named Winter who had heard Wesley's first sermon in the church some 46 years earlier.

Dylan Thomas, the poet, lived in South Leigh Manor from 1947 to 1949.

 

What's Nearby

  1. St James the Great Church in South Leigh

    South Leigh - St James the Great Church

    There has been a church here since Norman times, although most of the existing church is late 15th...

    0.09 miles away
  2. Rushy Common and Tar Lakes

    Rushy Common Nature Reserve


    Rushy Common and neighbouring Tar Lakes is a 30 hectare site with three lakes, left after gravel...

    1.23 miles away
  3. Undiscovered Cotswolds

    Undiscovered Cotswolds

    Combining the best tourist highlights with hidden villages in the Cotswolds that only the locals...

    1.68 miles away
  4. Cogges cottage garden and manor house

    Cogges

    Cogges Manor Farm is a beautifully preserved collection of Cotswold stone farm buildings set in its...

    1.93 miles away
  1. St Marys Church Cogges

    Cogges - St Mary's Church

    The church has an unusual tower; positioned in the north west corner of the church it is square at...

    1.99 miles away
  2. Windrush Leisure Centre

    Windrush Leisure Centre

    With a full programme of swimming, a host of dry activities and a café with pool viewing area...

    2.14 miles away
  3. The 'Bishop's Palace' in Witney as it might have appeared in the middle ages

    Bishop's Palace

    The remains of the ‘Bishop’s Palace’ are situated in the grounds of Mount House, just east of St...

    2.21 miles away
  4. St Bartholomew's Church Ducklington

    Ducklington - St Bartholomew's Church

    St Bartholomew's Church dates from the 11th century with the north aisle the most interesting...

    2.25 miles away
  5. St Mary's Church - Witney

    Witney - St Mary's Church

    Standing at one end of Church Green, the imposing 156ft spire and impressive size of St Mary’s...

    2.27 miles away
  6. Bartholomew Sports Centre

    Bartholomew Sports Centre

    Facilities include: four court sports hall for indoor cricket, badminton, football, basketball,...

    2.32 miles away
  7. Witney Historic Museum

    Witney Museum

    The large ground floor gallery houses a long term exhibition, showing the history of Witney and the...

    2.32 miles away
  8. Marriots Walk in Witney

    Marriotts Walk Shopping Centre

    Marriotts Walk is in the centre of Witney, just off Welch Way, and offers High Street named shops...

    2.41 miles away
  9. Wychwood Brewery

    Wychwood Brewery Tours

    Tours :

    Wednesdays - 6.30pm

    Thursdays - 7pm

    Fridays - 3pm

    Saturdays - 11am, 11.30am, 2pm, 2...

    2.41 miles away
  10. Cineworld in Witney

    Cineworld (Witney)

    Modern five screen multiplex cinema set in the Marriotts Walk Shopping Centre in Witney.

    Rated...

    2.42 miles away
  11. St Leonards Church Eynsham

    Eynsham - St Leonard's Church

    St Leonards dates from the 13th century but was heavily restored in Victorian times by William...

    2.5 miles away
  12. St Michael's Church Stanton Harcourt

    Stanton Harcourt - St Michael's Church

    St Michael’s church is cruciform in shape, Norman, Early English and Perpendicular in architecture....

    2.53 miles away
  13. Lake at Hardwick Parks

    Hardwick Parks Watersports Park

    There's no better day out than one on the water! The watersports centre is located between two...

    2.66 miles away
  14. Soft play centre in Witney

    Kinderkids

    Bring your children to have fun in an interactive soft play experience. Let their imaginations come...

    2.74 miles away
  15. St Marys Church North Leigh - photo courtesy of Oxfordshire Churches & Chapels

    North Leigh - St Mary's Church

    An architecturally fascinating church: the church is late Anglo-Saxon in origin with the bell tower...

    2.94 miles away
  16. St Peter & St Paul Church in Church Hanborough

    Church Hanborough - St Peter & St Paul Church

    The church's octagonal limestone spire is visible from all around. Dating back to the 12th century,...

    3.17 miles away
  17. St John The Evangelist Church in Hailey (photo courtesy www.oxfordshirechurches.info)

    Hailey - St John the Evangelist Church

    St John the Evangelist is Victorian, built in 1868/9 to replace an 18th century church close by....

    3.28 miles away
  18. St Giles Church in Standlake

    Standlake - St Giles Church

    Like so many churches, St Giles Church is medieval in origin but has had many alterations and...

    3.32 miles away
  19. St Peter's Church in Cassington

    Cassington - St Peter's Church

    St Peter's is a fine Norman church with lovely woodwork and glass. It was built in the early years...

    3.97 miles away
  20. North Leigh Roman Villa

    North Leigh Roman Villa

    The remains of a large and well-built Roman courtyard villa facing south-east over the Evenlode...

    4.03 miles away
  21. Combe Mill

    Combe Mill

    A Grade II* listed building, Combe Mill is the original ‘power house’ of the old Blenheim Palace...

    4.06 miles away
  22. Oxford Bus Museum and Morris Motors Museum

    Oxford Bus Museum

    As well as over 30 buses on display, there are other numerous exhibits adding a period feel:...

    4.15 miles away
  23. St Peter's Church in Wilcote (photo courtesy of Oxfordshire Churches)

    Wilcote - St Peter's Church

    St Peter's Church in Wilcote is probably of 12th century origin but with a significant Victorian...

    4.17 miles away
  24. 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...

    4.35 miles away
  25. 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...

    4.35 miles away
  26. 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...

    4.49 miles away
  27. St Laurence Church Combe

    Combe - St Laurence's Church

    St Laurence has been a place of worship for more than 600 years - the nave was completed in 1395....

    4.5 miles away
  28. 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...

    4.52 miles away
  29. St Martin's Church in Bladon

    Bladon - St Martin's Church

    The parish of Bladon includes Blenheim Palace and is therefore the burial place of many of the...

    5.04 miles away
  30. Aston Pottery

    Aston Pottery

    A traditional working pottery alongside a contemporary gift shop and country cafe.

    All the...

    5.04 miles away
  31. Holy Trinity Church, Finstock (photo courtesy of www.oxfordshirechurches.info)

    Finstock - Holy Trinity Church

    Holy Trinity was built in Gothic Revival style in 1841, though then it only consisted of the nave....

    5.14 miles away
  32. An aerial view across the South Lawn towards Blenheim Palace with the Great Lake behind

    Blenheim Palace

    Set in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace is considered to be one of the finest baroque...

    5.34 miles away
  33. The River Thames at Chimney Meadows

    Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve

    Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s largest nature reserve, covering 250 ha of the Upper Thames...

    5.35 miles away
  34. St Mary Magdalene Church in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

    Woodstock - St Mary Magdalene Church

    St Mary Magdalene Church was built in the reign of Henry I for the convenience of the court during...

    5.77 miles away
  35. Dinosaur at The Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock

    The Oxfordshire Museum

    A large 18th century house in the historic town of Woodstock provides a home for the County's...

    5.8 miles away
  36. 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...

    5.81 miles away
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