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The Villages Of The Cotswolds

Windrush

The Village

The Church of St Peters Windrush village takes its name from the river on which it stands and is as pretty a place as the name suggests. A small green, lined with trees lead to the church of St Peter. The church is of Norman origins and is quite attractive with the south doorway surrounded by beakheads, which are bird-like carvings of unknown origins. The interior is quite plain due to sustained drastic restoration having taken place during the 19th century.
The old quarrying village has idyllic houses built from the local stone. Some of the houses are 17th century with at least one with a date stone of 1668. The war memorial lists the local men who gave their lives in the two great wars and one to the memory of Sgt Pilot Bruce Hancock R.A.F.V.R. who gave his life by ramming and destroying an enemy bomber whilst flying an unarmed training aircraft during the Battle of Britain in 1940.

The memorial stone to Sgt Pilot Hancock. South of the village is the Iron Age hill fort of Windrush Camp where only the banks can be seen and the 2nd World War airfield which was used for training purposes from 1940-1945, and, from where Sgt Pilot Hancock was stationed.

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Getting Here

The village is about 4 miles west of Burford and is about ½ miles from the A40.

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Parking

If you wish to visit the village, please park with respect to others. Parking by the church is advised.

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Local Amenities

There are no shops or pubs in the village. The Fox Inn at Barrington Bridge , about ¾ miles east is the nearest pub or there is The Inn For All Seasons on the A40, about 1½ miles away.

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