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
Holwell shown within Oxfordshire
Population 17 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SP2309
Civil parish
  • Holwell
Shire county
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
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]


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