St. John the Baptist parish church
Fifield shown within Oxfordshire
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The Domesday book of 1086 records Fifield:
"Henry de Ferrers holds Fifield 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."
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.
- Williams & Martin 2003, p. 1345.
- 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.
- Williams & Martin 2003, p. 433.
- "Church of St John the Baptist, Fifield". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
Sources and further reading
- Williams, Ann; Martin, G.H., eds. (2003). Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-143994-7.
- Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 603. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
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