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Coordinates: 51°49′N 1°35′W / 51.81°N 1.59°W / 51.81; -1.59

Swinbrook
Swinbrook is located in Oxfordshire
Swinbrook

 Swinbrook shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SP2812
Parish Swinbrook and Widford
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Burford
Postcode district OX18
Dialling code 01993
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Witney
List of places: UK • England • Oxfordshire

Swinbrook is a village on the River Windrush, 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Burford in Oxfordshire, England. The village is in the civil parish of Swinbrook and Widford.

History

Fettiplace monuments in the parish church or Saint Mary

The Church of England parish church of Saint Mary dates from about 1200.[1] Its unusual open-sided bell-tower was added in 1822.[1] The church is noted for its 17th century Fettiplace monuments.[2]

David Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale had Swinbrook House built 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the village.[3] Four of his six daughters are buried in the village graveyard: the novelist Nancy Mitford and her sisters Unity, Diana and Pamela.

Swinbrook Cricket Club[4] have two teams who play in division 5 and 10 respectively of the Oxfordshire Cricket Association.[5]

Sources

References

  1. ^ a b Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, pp. 799
  2. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, pp. 800
  3. ^ Ottewell, 1999, page 71.
  4. ^ Swinbrook Cricket Club
  5. ^ Oxfordshire Cricket Association
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