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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...

Stanton Harcourt

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Stanton Harcourt
Oxfordshire
OX29 5RP

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Stanton Harcourt

Stanton Harcourt is a small village dating from a Bronze Age settlement, this most attractive village is noted as the home of the Harcourt family who resided there between the 12th-18th century. The Norman church contains the tomb of Robert Harcourt, Henry Tudor's standard bearer at Bosworth Field (1485) and the remains of the standard hang above his tomb. Rich in history and heritage, the village has been a focus for archaeologists for many years including the Channel 4 programme 'Time Team'.

 

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  2. View to the church in Cassington

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  5. The Buttercross and Town Hall

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  6. The windmill at North Leigh

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  9. Hailey Church

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  10. Bladon St Marys Church

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  11. The Village Green in Combe

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