Newnham Murren

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Newnham Murren
St. Mary's Church, Newnham Murren - - 45880.jpg
St Mary's parish church
Newnham Murren is located in Oxfordshire
Newnham Murren
Newnham Murren
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSU613888
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWallingford
Postcode districtOX10
Dialling code01491
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°35′46″N 1°06′58″W / 51.596°N 1.116°W / 51.596; -1.116Coordinates: 51°35′46″N 1°06′58″W / 51.596°N 1.116°W / 51.596; -1.116

Newnham Murren is a hamlet in the Thames Valley in South Oxfordshire, about 0.5 miles (800 m) east of the market town of Wallingford. Newnham Murren is in the civil parish of Crowmarsh and is now contiguous with the village of Crowmarsh Gifford.


Newnham Murren is an ancient parish, recorded in Domesday Book as Niweham.[1] The Church of England parish church of St Mary was built in the 12th century. Newnham Murren was a strip parish: a thin strip of land extending into the Chiltern Hills[2] including part of Stoke Row. Newnham Murren was made a civil parish in the 19th century, but in 1932 the civil parish was absorbed into the new civil parish of Crowmarsh.[3]

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  1. ^ Salzman, L.F., ed. (1939). A history of the County of Oxford: Volume 1. Victoria County History. London: Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  2. ^ Vision of Britain: Boundary map
  3. ^ Vision of Britain website

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