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Cuxham HolyRood exterior.JPG
Holy Rood parish church
Cuxham is located in Oxfordshire
Cuxham shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SU6695
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Watlington
Postcode district OX49
Dialling code 01491
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Fire Oxfordshire
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OxfordshireCoordinates: 51°39′07″N 1°02′17″W / 51.652°N 1.038°W / 51.652; -1.038

Cuxham is an English village in the civil parish of Cuxham with Easington in South Oxfordshire. It is about 5.5 miles (9 km) north of Wallingford and about 6 miles (10 km) south of Thame.

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of the Holy Rood has a Norman bell tower.[1] The century gothic windows on the north side of the nave were inserted in the 14th century and some of the windows in the tower were added in the 15th century.[2] The windows on the south side of the nave were probably inserted in the 17th century and the church was heavily restored in the 18th century.[2] The Gothic Revival architect C.C. Rolfe rebuilt the chancel in 1895.[2]

Former parish school

The Rectory is Georgian and was built about 1800.[2] Since 1983 Holy Rood has been part of a united benefice with Easington, Brightwell Baldwin and Ewelme.[3]


The Domesday Book of 1086 recorded three watermills at Cuxham.[4]

The present Cuxham Mill was built in about the middle of the 18th century on the site of one of those recorded in the Domeday Book.[4] It was held by the Benedictine Wallingford Priory before Merton College, Oxford acquired the Manor of Cuxham in about 1268–71.[4]

In the Middle Ages, Cutt Mill was the manorial corn mill.[5] The present mill on the site was built in the middle of the 18th century.[5]


The Half Moon public house was built in the 17th century and extended in the 18th.[6] It is built of chalk rubble with brick quoins.[6] Recently modernised, it is now a pizzeria and gastropub.[7]


  1. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 567.
  2. ^ a b c d Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 568.
  3. ^ Brightwell Baldwin: church
  4. ^ a b c "Cuxham Mill". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Cutt Mill". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "The Half Moon Public House". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  7. ^ The Half Moon at Cuxham

Sources and further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Cuxham at Wikimedia Commons