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Asthall Church, Oxfordshire Cotswolds

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Asthall Church, Oxfordshire Cotswolds
Asthall, Oxfordshire, England
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The peaceful village of Asthall lies on the south bank of the River Windrush, a few miles east of Burford, on the edge of the Cotswolds. At the centre of the village is an historic manor house, which looks down on the medieval parish church of St Nicholas. Within the church is a marvellous chancel arch carved with Norman beakhead decoration.

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