Witney Oxford and St Mary's Church, Witney
Brief History of Witney
Witney was first recorded in 969 AD. Located 7-10 miles from Oxford.
Easy to get a bus from oxford station to witney, see the countryside on route.
The market town was a thriving area for blanket making, having many mills in and around the town, the last mill was closed in 2002.
A Thursday and Saturday Market still takes place on the market square where you can purchase local farm products etc
There are many bars and cafe's to suit all age groups around Witney.
Nortons bar/cafe ---excellant place for a coffee and a bacon bap/roll in the morning and a pint in the evening.
Malboro Hotel----Stayed here many times, It is said to be haunted, rooms are tidy and well kept, food is great.
Red Lion----Nice public house, can be very busy friday and saturday nights, has live music most weekends.
Izi Nightclub---2 floors to drink, party and enjoy yourself, friendly staff.....But mind the stairs if you have drank one too many....Although it is a nightclub at weekend, izi's is open during the week and serves good food and drinks.
There are many shops in witney and a few courtyards where many small businesses are located, craftshops, cafe's, flowershop, etc
There's plenty of food stores with a spar, waitrose and saisbury's all within walking distance of the market square.
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St Mary's Church Witney
St. Mary's Church was rebuilt and dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1243AD. Its 165 feet spire dominates Witney and the surrounding countryside.
This is a lovely church with its raised tombs that date back to the 17th centuary and maybe before that. Around the roof of the church are Gargoyles which where designed to scare evil spirits away and also if a spout was attached to keep rain water from the roof running down the church stone walls thus stopping corrosion.
Once inside you will see some splendid stained glass windows,gargoyles above the pews and on the floor there can be found old tomb stone, some are readable.
There is a raised tomb within the church.
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St Mary's Church Witney
Stained Glass Windows In St Mary's Church
Stained Glass Window Sections
The Buttercross is a famous landmark in Witney, Its last major resoration was in 1962 when the stone slates where removed to expose the wooden timbers.
Rotten timbers where removed, all other timbers where cleaned and sprayed with a wood preservative.
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