Coleshill, Oxfordshire

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All Saints' Church, Coleshill

Coleshill is a small village and civil parish in the Vale of White Horse district of Oxfordshire, England (formerly in Berkshire).

The National Trust Buscot and Coleshill Estates,[1] and Buscot Park, are nearby. During World War II, Coleshill House,[2] on the estate, was the headquarters of the secret Auxiliary Units, who were to resist the expected occupation of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany.[3] Coleshill House burned down in 1952.[4]

The record producer Sir George Martin lived in the former rectory, until his death in March 2016. His private funeral was held in the village's Parish Church.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Buscot and Coleshill Estates". National Trust. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Coleshill House Pre War". Coleshill Auxiliary Research Team. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Auxiliary Units History". Coleshill Auxiliary Research Team. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Coleshill House Post War". Coleshill Auxiliary Research Team. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35814797

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Coordinates: 51°38′31″N 1°39′38″W / 51.6420°N 1.6606°W / 51.6420; -1.6606