St Andrew's parish church
Kingham shown within Oxfordshire
|Population||913 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Chipping Norton|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|Website||Kingham Parish Council|
The Church of England parish church of St Andrew has a 14th-century Perpendicular Gothic west tower with a 15th-century top. The chancel was rebuilt in 1688. In 1852–53 the church was heavily restored and the south aisle was added. The tower has a ring of eight bells, all cast in 1924 by John Taylor & Co of Loughborough. The church is a Grade II* listed building.
Both The Rectory and the Old Rectory Cottage are 17th century.
Building of the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway (OW&W) along the Evenlode Valley began in 1845 and was completed in 1853. It passes through the western part of Kingham parish but originally there was no station. In 1855 the Chipping Norton Railway was opened linking Chipping Norton with the OW&W 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Kingham village where new station, Chipping Norton Junction, was opened. In 1862 the Bourton on the Water Railway opened between Chipping Norton Junction and Bourton-on-the-Water. The Great Western Railway took over the OW&W in 1862 and the Chipping Norton and Bourton lines in 1897. In 1909 the GWR renamed the junction station "Kingham". In 1962 British Railways closed the branch lines to Chipping Norton and Bourton-on-the-Water. BR later replaced the historic Kingham railway station building with a modern one.
The village has two public houses: The Plough which is beside one of the village greens, and The Tollgate which was built in 1720 as a farmhouse and is now called The Wild Rabbit. The village has a hotel called The Mill House
Kingham has a village shop and post office, a Royal British Legion club, a village hall, two village greens, a children's play park and a football field.
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- Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 673.
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- Historic England. "Church of St Andrew (Grade II*) (1283232)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
- Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 674.
- The Kingham Plough
- The Wild Rabbit
- Mill House Hotel
- Kingham County Primary School
- Kingham Hill School
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