Nuffield, Oxfordshire

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Holy Trinity Church Nuffield External.JPG
Holy Trinity parish church
Nuffield is located in Oxfordshire
Nuffield shown within Oxfordshire
Area 12.91 km2 (4.98 sq mi)
Population 939 (2011 census)[1]
• Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU6687
Civil parish
  • Nuffield
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Henley-on-Thames
Postcode district RG9
Dialling code 01491
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°34′55″N 1°02′10″W / 51.582°N 1.036°W / 51.582; -1.036Coordinates: 51°34′55″N 1°02′10″W / 51.582°N 1.036°W / 51.582; -1.036

Nuffield is a village and civil parish in the Chiltern Hills in South Oxfordshire, England, just over 4 miles (6 km) east of Wallingford.


The ancient Ridgeway path runs through the village. The section of the Ridgeway west of the village follows the ancient Grim's Ditch.

The Church of England parish church of the Holy Trinity was originally Norman.[2] Some masonry from this period survives on the south side of the nave.[2] In the 14th century the church was rebuilt and the north aisle was added.[2] The Gothic Revival architect Benjamin Ferrey restored the chancel in 1845.[2]

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.[3] 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.[2] 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.[4][5]


Nuffield has a public house, The Crown (now closed). Huntercombe Golf Club is in the parish.[6]

The Ridgeway is now a long-distance footpath. Another long-distance footpath, the Chiltern Way, passes through the northern part of the parish.


  1. ^ "Area: Nuffield CP (Parish): Key Statistics: Population Density". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 724.
  3. ^ Turnpike Roads in England, United Kingdom.
  4. ^ Nuffield Place website
  5. ^ National Trust Magazine, Summer 2011, pages 34–38.
  6. ^ Huntercombe Golf Club, United Kingdom.


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