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a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire
The many faces on All Saints Church

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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Church Street, Kingham

Kingham (5 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire

(1.6 miles, 2.5 km, direction W of Churchill)

Kingham is a pleasant Cotswolds village in the heart of the Evenlode valley which, in 2004, a Country Life panel judged to be "England's Favourite Village". Not only that but,.....

Chipping Norton Church

Chipping Norton (31 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Oxfordshire

(2.8 miles, 4.5 km, direction NE of Churchill)

Chipping Norton lies in the midst of beautiful cotswold countryside and is surrounded by other villages that radiate the glory of traditional honey-coloured cotswold stone Manor Houses and magnificent Churches...

Rollright Stones, near Long Compton, Warwickshire

Long Compton (15 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Warwickshire

(5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction N of Churchill)

Long Compton is a small picturesque village in southern Warwickshire close with the border of Oxfordshire and on the edge of the Cotswolds, just 5 miles north of the wonderful.....

Stow in the Wold

Stow on the Wold (105 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction W of Churchill)

"Stow on the Wold, where the wind blows cold"..

Lower Slaughter, in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds

Lower Slaughter (114 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Gloucestershire

(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction W of Churchill)

Lower Slaughter is one of the Cotswold's most idyllic villages where you should abandon your car and roam around on foot...

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Chastleton House, Oxfordshire. From the East

Chastleton House (7 Pictures)

(3.6 miles, 5.9 km, direction NW)

One of England's finest Jacobean manor houses, occupied by the same family from its construction in 1607 until 1991 when it.....

The King's Men, part of the megalithic Rollright Stones

Rollright Stones (12 Pictures)

(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction N)

These Bronze-Age monolithic circles are third in importance only to Stone-Henge and Avebury. They are one of the most historic.....

A picture of Parish Church of St Edward

Parish Church of St Edward (9 Pictures)

(5.8 miles, 9.3 km, direction W)

This beautiful church was built somewhere between the 11th and 15th century. The tower is 88ft high and was completed in 1447. It.....

A picture of Bourton on the Water Model Village

Bourton on the Water Model Village (17 Pictures)

(7.4 miles, 11.9 km, direction W)

Bourton on the Water has a replica of itself built in traditional local cotswold stone. The Model Village is built to one-ninth.....

Burford Church, Burford, Oxfordshire

Burford Church (24 Pictures)

(7.7 miles, 12.5 km, direction S)

Burford Parish Church is one the most beautiful and interesting churches in England. The building of the present church began in.....

A picture of Tolsey Museum

Tolsey Museum (1 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction S)

The Tolsey Museum can be found in the center of town at the ancient Burford crossroads, the main center of Burfords old market.....

Batsford House & Arboretum, Batsford Park, Gloucestershire

Batsford Park Arboretum (9 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.6 km, direction NW)

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