Holwell, Oxfordshire

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Holwell parish church and war memorial - geograph.org.uk - 296595.jpg
War memorial and St Mary's parish church
Holwell is located in Oxfordshire
Location within Oxfordshire
Population17 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceSP2309
Civil parish
  • Holwell
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBurford
Postcode districtOX18
Dialling code01993
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°46′48″N 1°39′54″W / 51.780°N 1.665°W / 51.780; -1.665Coordinates: 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. The 2001 Census recorded the parish's population as 17.[1]


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]


  1. ^ "Area selected: West Oxfordshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2010.
  2. ^ Page 1907, pp. 79–80.
  3. ^ "Oxfordshire Churches & Chapels website: Holwell". Archived from the original on 4 December 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2009.
  4. ^ a b c Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 650.
  5. ^ Archbishops' Council (2010). "Benefice of Shill Valley and Broadshire". Church of England. Archived from the original on 26 December 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2013.

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