Littleworth, South Oxfordshire

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Littleworth
Littleworth is located in Oxfordshire
Littleworth
Littleworth
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSP5905
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townThame
Postcode districtOX33
Dialling code01865
PoliceThames Valley
FireOxfordshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire
51°44′42″N 1°09′07″W / 51.745°N 1.152°W / 51.745; -1.152Coordinates: 51°44′42″N 1°09′07″W / 51.745°N 1.152°W / 51.745; -1.152

Littleworth is a hamlet in South Oxfordshire, about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east of Oxford, England.

History[edit]

There were two windmills on the hill about 300 yards (270 m) south of the hamlet. One was a post mill that burnt down in 1875. The other, Littleworth Mill, is an octagonal tower mill that dates from before 1671. It has been rebuilt and re-equipped a number of times, including in 1784 when the Eagle Ironworks, Oxford supplied some of the machinery. The tower mill had fallen out of use by 1915, but since 1977 the Wheatley Mill Restoration Society has been restoring it.[1]

In 1864 an extension of the Wycombe Railway from Thame to Oxford was built through Littleworth. British Railways closed the line and Wheatley station in 1963. Most of its route through Littleworth was in a cutting, with single-arched brick bridge carrying Littleworth Road over it. The bridge is still in use (April 2010).

Amenities[edit]

Littleworth has one public house, the Cricketer's Arms free house.[2]

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