Holwell, Oxfordshire

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Holwell is located in Oxfordshire
 Holwell shown within Oxfordshire
Population 17 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SP2309
Civil parish Holwell
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Burford
Postcode district OX18
Dialling code 01993
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Witney
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Coordinates: 51°46′48″N 1°39′54″W / 51.780°N 1.665°W / 51.780; -1.665

Holwell is a village and civil parish about 2 miles (3 km) south of Burford in West Oxfordshire.


During the time that Robert de Chesney was Bishop of Lincoln (1148-66), land at Holwell was given to the Cistercian Abbey at Bruern.[2]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Mary[3] was built in the 13th century.[4] It was rebuilt in 1842 and again in 1895.[4] The latter rebuilding was designed by the architect Walter Mills of Banbury, using a Gothic Revival interpretation of Perpendicular Gothic.[4]

St Mary's parish is now part of the Benefice of Shill Valley and Broadshire, which includes also the parishes of Alvescot, Black Bourton, Broadwell, Broughton Poggs, Filkins, Kelmscott, Kencot, Langford, Little Faringdon, Shilton and Westwell.[5]


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