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Gagingwell Cross and Wadham House.jpg
Remains of Medieval wayside cross (left)
in front of Wadham House (right)
Gagingwell is located in Oxfordshire
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSP408251
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townChipping Norton
Postcode districtOX7
Dialling code01608
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°55′23″N 1°24′29″W / 51.923°N 1.408°W / 51.923; -1.408Coordinates: 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.


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.

Map of “Gageingwell “ in the County of Oxon in 1713

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]


  1. ^ Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 594. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
  2. ^ Historic England (30 August 1988). "Wayside Cross (1052803)". National Heritage List for England. 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.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, ed. (1931) [1848]. A Topographical Dictionary of England (Seventh ed.). London: Samuel Lewis. pp. 275–279.