Lew, Oxfordshire

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Lew, Oxfordshire Trinity Church.JPG
Holy Trinity parish church
Lew is located in Oxfordshire
Location within Oxfordshire
Population65 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceSP3206
Civil parish
  • Lew
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWitney
Postcode districtOX18
Dialling code01993
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°45′22″N 1°31′52″W / 51.756°N 1.531°W / 51.756; -1.531Coordinates: 51°45′22″N 1°31′52″W / 51.756°N 1.531°W / 51.756; -1.531

Lew is a village and civil parish about 2+12 miles (4 km) southwest of Witney in the West Oxfordshire District of Oxfordshire, England. The 2001 Census recorded the parish population as 65.[1] Since 2012[citation needed] the parish has been part of the Curbridge and Lew joint parish council area, sharing a parish council with the adjacent civil parish of Curbridge.


Evidence of early human habitation in the parish includes a tumulus, probably Anglo-Saxon, on a 350 feet (110 m) high hill west of the village.[2] The village's place-name, recorded as Hlæwe in 984, means "tumulus" in Old English.[3] Until the 19th century Lew was a township in the parish of Bampton.[4] It became a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1857, called Bampton Lew. The parish was united with Bampton in 1917,[5] and since 1976 has formed part of the benefice of Bampton with Clanfield.[6] Lew was made a separate civil parish in 1866.[7]

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of the Holy Trinity was designed in a 13th-century style by the architect William Wilkinson and built in 1841.[8]


  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. ^ Blair 1977, pp. 45–46, cited in Crossley & Currie 1996, pp. 90–93
  3. ^ Mills & Room 2003[page needed]
  4. ^ Crossley & Currie 1996, pp. 6–8
  5. ^ Crossley & Currie 1996, pp. 97–98
  6. ^ Archbishops' Council. "Bampton Lew Holy Trinity". A Church Near You. Church of England. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  7. ^ "unit history of Lew". A Vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. 2009. Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  8. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, pp. 682–683.


External links[edit]

Media related to Lew at Wikimedia Commons