Oxhill, Warwickshire

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For the village in County Durham, see Oxhill, County Durham.
Oxhill
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Oxhill is located in Warwickshire
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 Oxhill shown within Warwickshire
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Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Warwickshire
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Coordinates: 52°06′38″N 1°32′24″W / 52.11053°N 1.53999°W / 52.11053; -1.53999

Oxhill is a village in South Warwickshire, England, off the A422 road between Stratford-upon-Avon and Banbury. It lies in the administrative district of Stratford-on-Avon in the area known as the Vale of the Red Horse. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Octeselve" and has a 12th-century church dedicated to Saint Lawrence.

The indentions in the chancel window mullions are believed by many to be the marks made by local archers sharpening their arrowheads. Because of the holiness and sacredness of the church, the blessed arrows were also presumed to have divine accuracy.[1]

In the graveyard of St Lawrence there is what is believed to be the only slave's grave in Warwickshire, that of a negro slave called Myrtilla.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drogin, Marc. 1989. Biblioclasm: The Mythical Origins. Savage, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield. Pages 32-33.

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