Oxhill, Warwickshire

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Oxhill
Village
Peacock, Oxhill - geograph.org.uk - 168484.jpg
Main Street
St Lawrences church Oxhill 19 April 1992.jpg
Church of St Lawrence
Oxhill is located in Warwickshire
Oxhill
Oxhill
Location within Warwickshire
Population305 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP3145
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townShipston-on-Stour
Postcode districtCV36
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°06′38″N 1°32′24″W / 52.11053°N 1.53999°W / 52.11053; -1.53999Coordinates: 52°06′38″N 1°32′24″W / 52.11053°N 1.53999°W / 52.11053; -1.53999

Oxhill is a village in South Warwickshire, England, off the A422 road between Stratford-upon-Avon and Banbury. The population taken at the 2011 census was 305.[1] It lies in the administrative district of Stratford-on-Avon in the area known as the Vale of the Red Horse. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Octeselve" and has a 12th-century church dedicated to Saint Lawrence.

The indentions in the chancel window mullions are believed by many to be the marks made by local archers sharpening their arrowheads. Because of the holiness and sacredness of the church, the blessed arrows were also presumed to have divine accuracy.[2]

In the graveyard of St Lawrence there is what is believed to be the only slave's grave in Warwickshire, that of a negro slave called Myrtilla.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  2. ^ Drogin, Marc. 1989. Biblioclasm: The Mythical Origins. Savage, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield. Pages 32-33.

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