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a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire

About Blewbury

Blewbury is a village in south Oxfordshire, at the foot of the Berkshire Downs section of the North Wessex Downs, and about 4 miles south of the town of Didcot. It was part of Berkshire until the boundary changes in 1974.

The village has a number of traditional thatched cottages and historic half-timbered properties and is a delight to explore on foot, as much of it is hidden from the main road. You will find a cruck cottage in South Street, and Hall Barn which is said to date back to around 1660. There are also some almshouses in the village, dating from around 1738.

The parish church of St Michael the Archangel in the village, has parts dating back to the 11th century, with at least 2 Norman windows. Inside St Michael's are several monumental brasses, most of which are late Medieval. The west tower of the church has a ring of eight bells, with one of the bells cast back in 1586, another in 1663, and another in 1689.

The village of puts on a festival every two years or so, with shows and dances, and exhibitions in many of the old houses, and a wonderful walk through many private gardens in the village, making it an ideal time to visit and explore.

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Interesting & Historical Facts about Blewbury

In the English Civil War in the 17th century, the village of Blewsbury, in Oxfordshire, was in no man's land between the forces of King Charles I in Oxford, and the Parliamentarian troops. It is noted that one day a troop of Royalist cavalry arrived at Hall Barn in the village, and demanded lunch. They sat and ate their fill, then not long after they left, a troop of Parliamentarians arrived with the same request, and were served at the same tables as their enemy.

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