Gagingwell

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Gagingwell
Gagingwell Cross and Wadham House.jpg
Remains of Medieval wayside cross (left)
in front of Wadham House (right)
Gagingwell is located in Oxfordshire
Gagingwell
Gagingwell
Gagingwell shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SP408251
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chipping Norton
Postcode district OX7
Dialling code 01608
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website EnstoneVillage.co.uk
List of places
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Coordinates: 51°55′23″N 1°24′29″W / 51.923°N 1.408°W / 51.923; -1.408

Gagingwell is a hamlet in West Oxfordshire, about 6 miles (10 km) east of Chipping Norton and about 1.8 miles (3 km) east of Enstone.

The hamlet surrounds a group of springs that give rise to a brook, which flows southwards almost 1 mile (1.6 km) to join the River Glyme just downstream of the hamlet of Radford.

History[edit]

In the late Middle Ages a stone wayside cross[1] was built next to one of the springs. Its surviving plinth and steps are a scheduled monument and a Grade II* listed building.[2]

Gagingwell's few houses are late 17th or 18th century stone buildings with roofs of Stonesfield Slate or, in one case, thatch. The hamlet has also two 18th or early 19th century stone-built barns.

Gagingwell is on the main road between Enstone and Bicester. The road was turnpiked in 1793, disturnpiked in 1876[3] and is now classified as the B4030.

In 1848 Gagingwell's population was reckoned to be 57 people.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 594. ISBN 0-14-071045-0. 
  2. ^ "Wayside Cross". The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 30 August 1988. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Crossley, Alan (ed.); Baggs, A.P.; Colvin, Christina; Colvin, H.M.; Cooper, Janet; Day, C.J.; Selwyn, Nesta; Tomkinson, A. (1983). A History of the County of Oxford, Volume 11: Wootton Hundred (northern part). Victoria County History. pp. 75–81. 
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, ed. (1931) [1848]. A Topographical Dictionary of England (Seventh ed.). London: Samuel Lewis. pp. 275–279.