Kencot, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates: 51°44′35″N 1°36′47″W / 51.743°N 1.613°W / 51.743; -1.613

Kencot
Kencot, St. George's Church - geograph.org.uk - 381300.jpg
St. George's parish church
Kencot is located in Oxfordshire
Kencot
Kencot
 Kencot shown within Oxfordshire
Population 131 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SP2504
Civil parish Kencot
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lechlade
Postcode district GL7
Dialling code 01367
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Witney
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Kencot is a village and civil parish about 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Carterton in West Oxfordshire.

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of Saint George[2] is Norman.[3] Features from this period include the south doorway,[3] whose tympanum contains a relief of Sagittarius shooting a monster, and a former doorway in the north wall.[3] The openings of the chancel windows are 13th century[4] but the windows themselves are modern.[3] The ground stage of the bell tower was built in about 1300[4] and the present chancel arch was built early in the 14th century.[3] High in the south wall of the nave are two Perpendicular Gothic windows,[4] and the late Perpendicular upper stages of the tower were completed in about 1500.[4] St George's is a Grade II* listed building.[5]

The parish is now part of the Benefice of Shill Valley and Broadshire, which includes also the parishes of Alvescot, Black Bourton, Broadwell, Broughton Poggs, Filkins, Holwell, Kelmscott, Langford, Little Faringdon, Shilton and Westwell.[6]

Economic and social history[edit]

Red Rose Close was built in the 17th century, in 1650 according to its date-stone.[4] Manor Farm house was built in the 17th century and altered in the 18th century.[4] Kencot House is a house of seven bays built early in the 18th century.[4]

RAF Broadwell[edit]

RAF Broadwell was built in 1943 on land in the parish 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the village. The airfield was in service until 1947[7] and was used by Royal Air Force Transport Command.[8]

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External links[edit]

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