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a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire

About Churchill

The charming hill village of Churchill is to be found a short distance south west of Chipping Norton, it lies amidst what is mostly agricultural lands.

It is of interest as for its Georgian Gothic Church, dedicated to All Saint's and built at the expense of James Langton in 1826. The church has a wide nave and a short chancel, it is believed to be copied from various Oxford sources, its tower was certainly modelled on Magdalen Tower of which it is a one third reproduction.

Churchill was the birthplace of Warren Hasting, the first Governor-General of India. He was impeached for cruelty and corruption, charges which led to what was then one of the longest trials in British history. Hastings was later acquitted, and the East India Company gave him a handsome golden-handshake on which to live for the rest of his life.

William Smith, founder of modern geological science was born in the village in 1769, he was the first man to map out the rock structure of England.

This important historical village is perfect for exploring the Cotswolds, Oxford, Woodstock, Blenheim Palace, Burford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and mighty Warwick Castle.

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