Cottages in Great Coxwell
Great Coxwell shown within Oxfordshire
|Population||274 (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Great Coxwell|
|District||Vale of White Horse|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|Website||Great Coxwell Parish Council|
Great Coxwell is a village and civil parish about 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Faringdon in the Vale of White Horse, England. It was in Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire.
The village stands on the Corallian limestone beds on the northern slope of the Vale of White Horse.
The Domesday Book of 1086 records that King Harold held the manor before the Norman Conquest of England. In 1205 the manor was granted to Beaulieu Abbey, which held it until the Dissolution of the Monasteries. In 1540 the manor was bought by Thomas Morris, whose descendants sold it in 1638 to the Pratt family.
The Church of England parish church of Saint Giles is on a ridge at the south end of the village. Parts of the church date from about 1200. The west tower was added in the 15th century. The tower has a ring of five bells. Three were cast in 1738: two including the tenor bell by Henry Bagley of Chacombe. Another was cast by James Wells of Aldbourne, Wiltshire in 1824, and the tenor bell was cast by Mears and Stainbank in 1911. The bells are currently unringable.
Great Coxwell Barn
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