South Weston

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South Weston
St. Lawrence' parish church
South Weston is located in Oxfordshire
South Weston
South Weston
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSU700983
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townThame
Postcode districtOX9
Dialling code01844
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteLewknor Village
List of places
51°40′44″N 0°59′20″W / 51.679°N 0.989°W / 51.679; -0.989Coordinates: 51°40′44″N 0°59′20″W / 51.679°N 0.989°W / 51.679; -0.989

South Weston is a village in Lewknor civil parish, about 4.5 miles (7 km) south of Thame in Oxfordshire. There are about 19 households in the parish.


South Weston is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and the Hundred Rolls of 1279.[1] Both then and later in the Middle Ages, the parish's farming interests overlapped with those of neighbouring Wheatfield.[1]

Parish church[edit]

The current Church of England parish church of Saint Lawrence was designed by the Gothic Revival architect R.C. Hussey and built in 1860.[2] It is in a Decorated Gothic style[2] and incorporates some elements of the previous Norman church. The font is 13th century,[2] and there is a 14th-century tomb recess in the north wall of the chancel.[2] Over the east window, on the outside is a statue of Saint Lawrence.[2]

The armchairs in the church were given by the Reynardson family of Adwell.[citation needed] The church was renovated in 1988 to make it more suitable for holding services.[citation needed] Until the mid 19th century the church had strong links with The Queen's College, Oxford.

Salisbury Lodge[edit]

The Salisbury Arms

In South Weston a non-conformist chapel and a public house were built in about 1600.[citation needed] The pub was called The Salisbury Arms. After the chapel became unused, the chapel was converted into a barn for the use of the pub owners. The pub was converted into a house in 1982 and is now called Salisbury Lodge.


  1. ^ a b Lobel 1969, pp. 253–262.
  2. ^ a b c d e Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 774.

Sources and further reading[edit]

  • Fanshawe, Rev. H.L.; Henderson, Canon W.H. Church of Saint Lawrence South Weston.[clarification needed]
  • Lobel, Mary D, ed. (1969). A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 8: Lewknor and Pyrton Hundreds. Victoria County History. pp. 253–262.
  • Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 774. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.

External links[edit]

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