Britwell Salome

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Britwell Salome
St.Nicholas Parish Church, Britwell Salome.JPG
St.Nicholas Parish Church, Britwell Salome.
Britwell Salome is located in Oxfordshire
Britwell Salome
Britwell Salome
 Britwell Salome shown within Oxfordshire
Population 198 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU6793
Civil parish Britwell Salome
District South Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district OX49
Dialling code 01491
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Henley
List of places

Coordinates: 51°38′13″N 1°01′55″W / 51.637°N 1.032°W / 51.637; -1.032

Britwell Salome is a village and civil parish in South Oxfordshire, England, about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) northeast of Wallingford.


"Salome" is derived from the surname Sulham. There is a village called Berrick Salome 3 miles (4.8 km) to the west, and a village called Sulham near Reading, Berkshire.

The Church of England parish church of Saint Nicholas dates from the 13th century. It was restored in 1867 by the architect Charles Buckeridge.[2] St. Nicholas' parish is now part of the Benefice of Icknield.[3]

Britwell House was built in 1727-28 for Sir Edward Simeon. The architect is unknown but the oval chapel, added in 1769-69 was designed by Simeon himself.[2]

Britwell Priory is northeast of the village.


Looking east along the B4009 road in Britwell Salome

The village had a pub called 'The Goose' which closed controversially in July 2010.[4] In April 2012 the pub reopened as The Red Lion.[5] Britwell Salome Cricket Club[6] has two Saturday teams, the 1st 11 play in Oxfordshire Cricket Association League Division Three and the 2nd 11 play in Oxfordshire Cricket Association Division Nine.[7]

Southeast of the village is Britwell Hill. The ancient Ridgeway runs past the hill. There is an excellent view of rural Oxfordshire looking down from the very straight road leading from the hill to the village.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Area: Britwell Salome CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 486
  3. ^ "The Benefice of Icknield: St Nicholas' Church, Britwell Salome". Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  4. ^ Gerrard, Neil. "The Goose in Britwell Salome to close permanently". Caterer and Hotelkeeper. 
  5. ^ Richmond, Nicky. "The Red Lion, Britwell Salome". 
  6. ^ "Britwell Salome Cricket Club". Britwell Salome Cricket Club. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  7. ^ Oxfordshire Cricket Association[dead link]


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