Alvescot

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alvescot
Alvescot church.jpg
St. Peter's parish church
Alvescot is located in Oxfordshire
Alvescot
Alvescot
 Alvescot shown within Oxfordshire
Population 412 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SP2704
Civil parish Alvescot
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bampton
Postcode district OX18
Dialling code 01993
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Witney
Website Alvescot village
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire

Coordinates: 51°44′31″N 1°35′28″W / 51.742°N 1.591°W / 51.742; -1.591

Alvescot is a village and civil parish about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Carterton, Oxfordshire.

Church and chapel[edit]

Church of England[edit]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Peter dates from the 13th century.[2] It is a Grade II* listed building.[3]

The Perpendicular Gothic bell tower has a ring of six bells.[4] Abraham II Rudhall of Gloucester cast the tenor, second and fifth bells in 1727.[5] Robert and James Wells of Aldbourne, Wiltshire cast the fourth bell in 1796.[5] George Mears of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry cast the third bell in 1859.[5] The Whitechapel Bell Foundry also cast the treble bell in 1985.[5]

St Peter's parish is now part of the Benefice of Shill Valley and Broadshire, which includes also the parishes of Black Bourton, Broadwell, Broughton Poggs, Filkins, Holwell, Kelmscott, Kencot, Langford, Little Faringdon, Shilton and Westwell.[6]

Baptist[edit]

Alvescot used to have a Baptist congregation. Its former chapel is now a private house.[7] There was also a Methodist congregation, but its chapel was demolished in the 1990s.[7]

Economic and social history[edit]

In 1873 the East Gloucestershire Railway between Fairford and Witney was opened. It provided Alvescot railway station just outside the village on the road to Black Bourton. The Great Western Railway took over the line in 1890 and British Railways closed it in 1962.

Amenities[edit]

The Plough Inn

Alvescot has one public house, the Plough Inn.

Alvescot has a Church of England infants' school.[8]

References[edit]

Sources and further reading[edit]

External links[edit]