Crawley, Oxfordshire

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Crawley
Crawley village and war memorial - geograph.org.uk - 409125.jpg
The centre of Crawley, showing the Lamb Inn (left) and war memorial (right)
Crawley is located in Oxfordshire
Crawley
Crawley
 Crawley shown within Oxfordshire
Population 155 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SP3412
Civil parish Crawley
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Witney
Postcode district OX29
Dialling code 01993
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Witney
Website Crawley Village
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire

Coordinates: 51°48′22″N 1°30′25″W / 51.806°N 1.507°W / 51.806; -1.507

Crawley is a village and civil parish beside the River Windrush about 2 12 miles (4 km) north of Witney, Oxfordshire. The parish extends from the Windrush in the south almost to village of Leafield in the northwest. The 2011 Census recorded tha parish's population as 155.[1]

Archaeology[edit]

There is a pair of Bronze Age bowl barrows just south of Blindwell Wood, about 1 34 miles (2.8 km) north of the village. They may be date from 2400 to 1500 BC. They are a scheduled monument.[2]

The course of Akeman Street, a major Roman road, passes through the parish about 1 14 miles (2 km) north of the village.

In 1964 a 13th-century medieval iron arrowhead was found in the Windrush at Crawley.[3]

History[edit]

Uphill Farmhouse was built in the 17th century.[4][5]

Crawley's chapel of Saint Peter was built in 1837 as a chapel of ease for the Church of England parish church at Hailey, Oxfordshire.[4] It has ceased to be used for worship and has been converted into a private house.[6]

Crawley village is above a sharp bend on the Windrush. The present road bridge across the river is probably late 18th-century.[7]

Crawley Mill on the Windrush was part of the Witney area's former blanket-making industry. It has a mill stream and was originally water-powered but was later converted to steam power. It is now an industrial estate.

Amenities[edit]

Crawley has two public houses: the 17th-century[8] Lamb Inn[9] and the Crawley Inn.

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