Murcott, Oxfordshire

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Murcott
Murcott MissionRoom.JPG
Murcott is located in Oxfordshire
Murcott
Murcott
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSP584158
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKidlington
Postcode districtOX5
Dialling code01865
PoliceThames Valley
FireOxfordshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
WebsiteFencott and Murcott Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire
51°50′17″N 1°09′11″W / 51.838°N 1.153°W / 51.838; -1.153Coordinates: 51°50′17″N 1°09′11″W / 51.838°N 1.153°W / 51.838; -1.153

Murcott is a village between the River Ray and Otmoor in the civil parish of Fencott and Murcott, about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Bicester in Oxfordshire, England.

History[edit]

In 1542 the Crown granted almost all of the land at Murcott to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey.[1] They retained it until the end of the 19th century, when it passed to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.[1]

Murcott Mission Room was built in 1895 to a plain Early English design by local Gothic Revival architect A. Mardon Mowbray.[2] The Mission Room is a Church of England chapel, part of the Benefice of the Ray Valley.[3]

The Nut Tree Inn public house is a mid-18th century thatched building.[1] It is a gastropub and in 2009 was awarded a Michelin Star.[4] Murcott used to have a second pub, the Marlake House, but this had closed by 1939.[1]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Lobel, Mary D, ed. (1959). A History of the County of Oxford, Volume 6. Victoria County History. pp. 80–92.
  • Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 713. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.

External links[edit]

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