Fifield, Oxfordshire

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This article is about Fifield in West Oxfordshire. For the similarly named village in the Vale of White Horse District, formerly in Berkshire, see Fyfield, Oxfordshire.

Coordinates: 51°52′12″N 1°39′18″W / 51.870°N 1.655°W / 51.870; -1.655

Fifield
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St. John the Baptist parish church
Fifield is located in Oxfordshire
Fifield
Fifield
 Fifield shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SP2318
Civil parish Fifield
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district OX7
Dialling code 01993
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Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
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Fifield is a village and civil parish about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Burford in Oxfordshire.

History[edit]

The toponymy is probably a transliteration of its Old English name of Fifhides.[1]

The Domesday book of 1086 records Fifield:

"Henry de Ferrers holds Fifield[2] There are five hides. Land for seven ploughs. Now in demesne 2 ploughs and 4 slaves and 9 villans with 4 bordars have 5 ploughs. There are 24 acres of meadow. Pasture one league in length and one breadth. It was and is worth 100 shillings."[3]

Church[edit]

The parish church of St John the Baptist is designated a Grade II* listed building by English Heritage. It dates from the early 13th century with a 14th-century tower and porch. The nave was partly rebuilt 1840. It was restored in 1897 by T. E. Colcutt who added the north vestry.[4]

Houses in Fifield

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams & Martin 2003, p. 1345.
  2. ^ Henry de Ferrers held a considerable number of manors given to him by the King including several in Oxfordshire. As well as Fifield these included Dean, Chastleton, Badgemore and Sibford.
  3. ^ Williams & Martin 2003, p. 433.
  4. ^ "Church of St John the Baptist, Fifield". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 

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