Holy Trinity parish church,
seen from the north
|Area||12.91 km2 (4.98 sq mi)|
|Population||939 (2011 Census)|
|• Density||73/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Website||Nuffield Parish Council|
The earliest known records that refer to Nuffield by name are from the early decades of the 13th century, when episcopal registers variously record the toponym as Togfelde, Toufeld or Tofelde. The ecclesiastical valuation prepared in AD 1254 by Walter Suffield, Bishop of Norwich for Pope Innocent IV records it as Todfeld. A feudal aid prepared in 1428 records it as Tuffeld. At a later date the first letter changed from T to N to create the modern form of the name. The name comes from Old English, possibly hōh-feld meaning "field by a spur of hill".
The oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of the Holy Trinity are Norman. They include the baptismal font and some of the masonry in the south wall of the nave. Around the bowl of the font is a Latin inscription in Lombardic capitals. In the 14th century the church was rebuilt and the north aisle was added. In the 15th century a ceiling with moulded wooden beams and carved wooden bosses was inserted in the nave.
The road between Henley-on-Thames and Wallingford passes through the parish just north of Nuffield. It was made into a turnpike in 1736 and ceased to be a turnpike in 1873. It is now classified the A4130.
Huntercombe Place is an Edwardian Tudor-style house designed by Oswald Milne, a former assistant to the Arts and Crafts Movement architect Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1910. Huntercombe Place is now part of HMYOI Huntercombe.
Nuffield Place is a house that was completed in 1914. Lord Nuffield had it enlarged in 1933 and lived there until his death in 1963. He was buried at the parish church, and bequeathed Nuffield Place and its contents to Nuffield College, Oxford as a museum. The college has gifted the house and part of the estate to the National Trust.
Huntercombe Golf Club is in the parish.
Thames Travel bus route X38 links Nuffield with Wallingford and Oxford in one direction and Henley and Reading, Berkshire in the other. It stops on the A4130 main road between Nuffield Place and The Crown former pub. Buses run generally hourly from Mondays to Saturdays. There is no Sunday service.
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- Huntercombe Golf Club
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