Little Rollright

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Little Rollright
St Phillip's Church, Little Rollright. - - 236426.jpg
St Philip's parish church
Little Rollright is located in Oxfordshire
Little Rollright
Little Rollright
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSP293301
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townChipping Norton
Postcode districtOX7
Dialling code01608
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteRollright Review
List of places
51°58′05″N 1°34′34″W / 51.968°N 1.576°W / 51.968; -1.576Coordinates: 51°58′05″N 1°34′34″W / 51.968°N 1.576°W / 51.968; -1.576

Little Rollright is a hamlet in the civil parish of Rollright, Oxfordshire, about 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Chipping Norton. It is the village nearest to the megalithic Rollright Stones. An early spelling may be seen, its Latin form, as "Parva Rolrandryght" in 1446. [1] Little Rollright is in the Kingham, Rollright and Enstone ward of West Oxfordshire District Council and the Chipping Norton division of Oxfordshire County Council.

Parish church[edit]

The earliest parts of the Church of England parish church of Saint Philip are 13th-century, and include the chancel arch and buttresses. The present south windows of the chancel were inserted in the 15th-century. The nave was rebuilt in the 16th century. The tower was built or rebuilt in 1617. The south porch and doorway, and a five-light window on the south side of the nave may be of the same date.[2] Inside the church are two 17th-century monuments to members of the Dixon family. The church is a Grade II* listed building.[3] St Philip's is part of the parish of Little Compton, Chastleton, Cornwell, Little Rollright and Salford.[4] The parish is part of the Chipping Norton benefice, along with the parishes of Chipping Norton with Over Norton, Churchill and Kingham.[5]


  1. ^ 7th entry on the top line;
  2. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 690.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Philip (Grade II*) (1251364)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  4. ^ Archbishops' Council (2015). "Little Rollright: St Philip, Little Rollright". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  5. ^ Archbishops' Council (2015). "Benefice of Chipping Norton". A Church Near You. Church of England. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.


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