South Weston

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South Weston
St Lawrence, South Weston
Grid reference: SU700983
Location: 51°40’44"N, 0°59’20"W
Post town: Thame
Postcode: OX9
Dialling code: 01844
Local Government
Council: South Oxfordshire

South Weston is a village in Oxfordshire, about four and a half miles south of Thame. There are about 19 households in South Weston. In 1951 the parish had a population of 61.

South Weston is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and the Hundred Rolls of 1279.[1] Both then and later in the Middle Ages, the parish's farming interests overlapped with those of neighbouring Wheatfield.[1]

Parish church

The current parish church, St Lawrence, was designed by the Gothic Revival architect Richard Charles Hussey and built in 1860.[2] It is in a Decorated Gothic style[2] and incorporates some elements of the previous Norman church. The font is 13th century,[2] and there is a 14th-century tomb recess in the north wall of the chancel.[2] Over the east window, on the outside is an idol of St Lawrence.[2]

The armchairs in the church were given by the Reynardson family of Adwell. The church was renovated in 1988 to make it more suitable for holding services. Until the mid 19th century the church had strong links with The Queen's College, Oxford.

Salisbury Lodge

In South Weston a non-conformist chapel and a public house were built in about 1600. The pub was called The Salisbury Arms. After the chapel became unused, the chapel was converted into a barn for the use of the pub owners. The pub was converted into a house in 1982 and is now called Salisbury Lodge.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Lobel 1969, pp. 253–262.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 774.