St. Peter's parish church
Alvescot shown within Oxfordshire
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Church and chapel
Church of England
The Perpendicular Gothic bell tower has a ring of six bells. Abraham II Rudhall of Gloucester cast the tenor, second and fifth bells in 1727. Robert and James Wells of Aldbourne, Wiltshire cast the fourth bell in 1796. George Mears of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry cast the third bell in 1859. The Whitechapel Bell Foundry also cast the treble bell in 1985.
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.
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.
Alvescot has one public house, the Plough Inn.
- "Area selected: West Oxfordshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
- Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 421.
- English Heritage. "Church of St Peter (Grade II*) (1198102)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
- Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers, Witney & Woodstock Branch: Alvescot
- Davies, Peter (3 January 2013). "Alvescot S Peter". Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers. Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
- Archbishops' Council (2010). "Benefice of Shill Valley and Broadshire". Church of England. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
- "Alvescot". Oxfordshire Churches & Chapels.
- St. Peter's Church of England Infant School
Sources and further reading
- Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 421–422. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
- Townley, Simon C. (ed.); Colvin, Christina; Cragoe, Carol; Ortenberg, Veronica; Peberdy, R.B.; Selwyn, Nesta; Williamson, Elizabeth (2006). A History of the County of Oxford, Volume 15: Bampton Hundred (Part Three). Victoria County History. pp. 8–37.