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Walking across the fields from Swimbrook you come across this delightful small church. There are... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom

We stumbled upon this small 11th century church in the middle of lush green fields on a circular... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Bengaluru, India
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| North side of the River Windrush, Swinbrook, Burford OX18 4DX, England
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Walking across the fields from Swimbrook you come across this delightful small church. There are remnants of frescoes on the walls. Built on site of Roman house or temple it is pure delight. Services are still held during summer months and the church is open...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This old church has a very simple interior, interesting that it has not been modernised. It was originally the church of the medieval village that is no longer standing. Beautiful walks around this spot

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this small 11th century church in the middle of lush green fields on a circular walk we took from Burford to Swinbrook. There's enough information about its history presented inside through pamphlets. It was abandoned some time during the plague but is...More

Thank GowriNK
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This gorgeous little church can be visited on a circular walk from the Swan Inn at Swinbrook. its in the middle of fields and is really a wonderful find!

Thank SallycooperOxford
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Walked here from the Swan pub. Lovely walk. History of church in a book inside very interesting. Nice to see this ancient building being used and preserved for prosperity.

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 12 April 2017

St Oswald's Church is on the public foot path between Swanbrook and Burford, just west of Swanbrook. There was no service the Sunday we walked by, but the church is open with a restriction: "don't track in mud. Close door so birds don't get in"...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 17 March 2017

A short walk from Burford along the Windrush lies St. Oswalds church. Built around 1150 to 1200. It has wall painting dating to 1300. This church fell into ruin before being restored in the early 1900's and given grade 2 listing. It was a wonderful...More

Thank kevinofcaton
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lovely little historic church to visit. Very interesting history and good simple information about the history provided in the church.

Thank JACDSonning
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We happened upon St Oswald's during a walk around the area. It was a wonderful and surprising find, clearly very old and providing an insight into the community hundreds of years ago.

Thank cheeryparis
Reviewed 15 April 2016

SWINBROOK NEAR BURFORD One really has to work hard to find this 1.000 - approx-. year old Church that was on an island till 1844.It has 14th C. wall paintings and boxed pews. You have to walk 3/4 of a mile over gates and fences...More

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