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Shorthampton, Oxfordshire

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Shorthampton, Oxfordshire

Shorthampton is a hamlet in Chilson civil parish about 2 miles west of Charlbury, in Oxfordshire, England. The oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of All Saints are Norman, and a round-headed lancet window from this period survives in the north wall of the nave. {{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} The present chancel arch is small and was built in the 13th or 14th century. {{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} Most of the current windows are Perpendicular Gothic. All Saints' has box pews that were added in the 18th century and a south porch that was built in the 19th century. {{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} All Saints' contains several 15th century wall paintings{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} including a rare one of the "Miracle of the Clay Birds" from the apocryphal Gospel of Nicodemus and another of Saint Zita. All Saints' is a Grade II* listed building. All Saints' is part of the Benefice of Charlbury with Shorthampton. Most church services are now held at the parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Charlbury.
DistrictWest Oxfordshire
Post townChipping Norton
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyOxfordshire
OS GridSP3220
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
 

Shorthampton, Oxfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Shorthampton, township, Charlbury par., Oxfordshire, on river Evenlode, 2 miles W. of Charlbury, 1678 ac., pop. 218.

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