Crawley, Oxfordshire

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Crawley
Crawley village and war memorial - geograph.org.uk - 409125.jpg
The centre of Crawley, showing the Lamb Inn (left) and war memorial (right)
Crawley is located in Oxfordshire
Crawley
Crawley
Location within Oxfordshire
Population155 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSP3412
Civil parish
  • Crawley
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWitney
Postcode districtOX29
Dialling code01993
PoliceThames Valley
FireOxfordshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
WebsiteCrawley Village
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire
51°48′22″N 1°30′25″W / 51.806°N 1.507°W / 51.806; -1.507Coordinates: 51°48′22″N 1°30′25″W / 51.806°N 1.507°W / 51.806; -1.507

Crawley is a village and civil parish beside the River Windrush about 2 12 miles (4 km) north of Witney, Oxfordshire. The parish extends from the Windrush in the south almost to village of Leafield in the northwest. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 155.[1]

Archaeology[edit]

There is a pair of Bronze Age bowl barrows just south of Blindwell Wood, about 1 34 miles (2.8 km) north of the village. They may be date from 2400 to 1500 BC. They are a scheduled monument.[2]

The course of Akeman Street, a major Roman road, passes through the parish about 1 14 miles (2 km) north of the village.

In 1964 a 13th-century medieval iron arrowhead was found in the Windrush at Crawley.[3]

History[edit]

Uphill Farmhouse was built in the 17th century.[4][5]

Crawley's chapel of Saint Peter was built in 1837 as a chapel of ease for the Church of England parish church at Hailey, Oxfordshire.[4] It has ceased to be used for worship and has been converted into a private house.[6]

Crawley village is above a sharp bend on the Windrush. The present road bridge across the river is probably late 18th-century.[7]

Crawley Mill on the Windrush was part of the Witney area's former blanket-making industry. It has a mill stream and was originally water-powered but was later converted to steam power. It is now an industrial estate.

Amenities[edit]

Crawley has two public houses: the 17th-century[8] Lamb Inn[9] and the Crawley Inn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area: Crawley (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England (13 November 1972). "Pair of bowl barrows immediately south of Blindwell Wood (1015212)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  3. ^ Wadge 2008, pp. 15, 18.
  4. ^ a b Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 559.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Uphill Farmhouse  (Grade II) (1199893)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Crawley". Oxfordshire Churches & Chapels. Brian Curtis. Archived from the original on 9 December 2009.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Crawley Bridge, Dry Lane  (Grade II) (1053483)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  8. ^ Historic England. "The Lamb Inn  (Grade II) (1053487)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  9. ^ The Lamb Inn @ Crawley

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