Nuffield, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates: 51°34′55″N 1°02′10″W / 51.582°N 1.036°W / 51.582; -1.036

Nuffield
Holy Trinity Church Nuffield External.JPG
Holy Trinity parish church
Nuffield is located in Oxfordshire
Nuffield
Nuffield
 Nuffield shown within Oxfordshire
Population 654 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU6687
Civil parish Nuffield
District South Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Henley-on-Thames
Postcode district RG9
Dialling code 01491
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Henley
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Nuffield is a village and civil parish in the Chiltern Hills in South Oxfordshire, just over 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Wallingford.

History[edit]

The ancient Ridgeway path runs through the village. The section of the Ridgeway west of the village follows the ancient Grim's Ditch.

The Church of England parish church of the Holy Trinity was originally Norman.[2] Some masonry from this period survives on the south side of the nave.[2] In the 14th century the church was rebuilt and the north aisle was added.[2] The Gothic Revival architect Benjamin Ferrey restored the chancel in 1845.[2]

The road between Henley and Wallingford passes through the parish just north of Nuffield. It was made into a turnpike in 1736 and ceased to be a turnpike in 1873.[3] It is now classified the A4130.

Huntercombe Place is an Edwardian era Tudor style house designed by Oswald Milne, a former assistant to the Arts and Crafts Movement architect Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1910.[2] Huntercombe Place is now part of HMYOI Huntercombe.

Nuffield Place is a house completed in 1914. Lord Nuffield had it enlarged in 1933 and lived there until his death in 1963. He was buried at the parish church, and bequeathed Nuffield Place and its contents to Nuffield College, Oxford as a museum. The college has gifted the house and part of the estate to the National Trust.[4][5]

Amenities[edit]

Nuffield has a public house, The Crown. Huntercombe Golf Club is in the parish.[6]

The Ridgeway is now a long-distance footpath. Another long-distance footpath, the Chiltern Way, passes through the northern part of the parish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area: Nuffield CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 724
  3. ^ Turnpike Roads in England
  4. ^ Nuffield Place website
  5. ^ National Trust Magazine, summer 2011 pp34-38
  6. ^ Huntercombe Golf Club

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]

Nuffield Parish Website

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