St John the Evangelist parish church
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Chapel and church
The Church of England parish church of St. John the Evangelist was completed in 1850 or 1851. Rev. William Wilson of Over Worton designed the Gothic Revival building and funded its construction. The building has Early English style lancet windows and a two-bay north arcade that led to a schoolroom. The church's font is a Norman one from Holy Trinity parish church, Over Worton.
Hempton has a number of cottages that were built late in the 17th or early in the 18th century. Turret Cottage and Middle Corner Cottage are early 18th century, and plaque between them records that they were restored in 1976 with the help of the CPRE Oxfordshire Buildings Preservation Trust Ltd.
Sources and further reading
- Allbrook, Michael; Forsyth, Robert (2011). A Parish at War; A military record of three Oxfordshire villages; Deddington — Clifton — Hempton. Oxford: Oxford Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-1-870677-04-2.
- Allbrook, Michael; Forsyth, Robert (2012). A Parish at War; A military record of three Oxfordshire villages; Deddington — Clifton — Hempton; The Supplement. Oxford: Oxford Publishing Ltd.
- 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. 81–120.
- Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 635. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
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