Lyneham, Oxfordshire

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Lyneham
Lyneham is located in Oxfordshire
Lyneham
Lyneham
 Lyneham shown within Oxfordshire
Population 184 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SP2309
Civil parish Lyneham
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chipping Norton
Postcode district OX7
Dialling code 01993
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Witney
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Coordinates: 51°53′02″N 1°35′42″W / 51.884°N 1.595°W / 51.884; -1.595

Lyneham is a village and civil parish about 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

History[edit]

Lyneham Camp or The Roundabout is a former Iron Age hill fort about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northeast of the village beside the A361 road. It was excavated in 1956.[2] About 250 yards southwest of the hill fort is Lyneham long barrow, which was excavated in 1894. The barrow is of Cotswold-Severn type (NGR SP299175, OXF 6)[3] and contains two chambers. Northwest of the barrow is a standing stone that it is believed was originally part of the barrow.[2]

Lyneham was a chapelry of the Church of England parish of Saint Mary, Shipton-under-Wychwood until 1895.[4] It was then transferred to the parish of Saints Simon and Jude, Milton-under-Wychwood.[4] The church of Saint Michael and All Angels was built in Lyneham in 1907.[4] It was a corrugated iron building, colloquially called "tin tabernacle".[4] It ceased to be used for worship early in the 1970s and was demolished in 1975.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area selected: West Oxfordshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Site Name: Lyneham". Oxfordshire's Historic Archives. Ashmolean Museum. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Benson, Don; Whittle, Alasdair (2007). The neolithic Cotswold long barrow at Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire. Oxford: Oxbow Books. p. not cited. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Oxfordshire Churches & Chapels website: Lyneham

External links[edit]

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