Barford St. Michael

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Barford St Michael
Barford StMichael ChurchSouth.jpg
St Michael's parish church
Barford St Michael is located in Oxfordshire
Barford St Michael
Barford St Michael
 Barford St Michael shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SP4332
Civil parish Barford St. John and St. Michael
District Cherwell
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Banbury
Postcode district OX15
Dialling code 01869
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Banbury
List of places
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Coordinates: 51°59′N 1°22′W / 51.99°N 01.37°W / 51.99; -01.37

Barford St Michael is a village on the south bank of the River Swere in Oxfordshire, England, about 5 miles (8 km) south of Banbury.

History[edit]

North door of St. Michael's church: Norman doorway within Gothic porch

The village is part of the civil parish of Barford St. John and St. Michael. Barford St Michael has sometimes been called Great Barford as it is much larger than the village of Barford St. John on the opposite bank of the Swere.[1]

The bell tower and north doorway of Church of England parish church of St Michael are Norman. Much of the rest of the church was rebuilt in the 13th century in the Early English Gothic style.[2] It is a Grade I listed building.[3]

In August 1549 the vicar, James Webbe, was executed at Aylesbury for his part in leading a rising in protest at the abolition of the Latin liturgy and other religious reforms.[4]

The village has one public house, the George Inn. It was built in 1697[5] and in the 20th century was a Hunt Edmunds tied house. There is also a farm shop. Woodworm Records Recording Studio is based in the village.

References[edit]

The George Inn
  1. ^ Crossley, Alan (ed.); Baggs, A.P.; Colvin, Christina; Colvin, H.M.; Cooper, Janet; Day, C.J.; Selwyn, Nesta; Tomkinson, A. (1983). "Barford St. Michael". A History of the County of Oxford. Victoria County History. 11: Wootton Hundred (northern part). pp. 45–58. ISBN 978-0-19722-758-9. 
  2. ^ Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 445–446. ISBN 0-14-071045-0. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Michael". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 8 December 1955. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Woodman, A. Vere (1957). "The Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Rising of 1549". Oxoniensia XXII: 82–83. 
  5. ^ "George Inn, Lower Street". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 8 December 1955. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 

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