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Broadwell, Oxfordshire


Thatched roofs and St Peter's steeple
from the south-west
Broadwell is located in Oxfordshire
 Broadwell shown within Oxfordshire
Population 218 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference
Civil parish Broadwell
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lechlade
Postcode district GL7
Dialling code 01367
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Witney
List of places

Broadwell is a village and civil parish about 2 miles (3 km) south-west of Carterton in West Oxfordshire. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 218.[1]


  • Parish church 1
  • Village cross 2
  • RAF Broadwell 3
  • Amenities 4
  • References 5
  • Sources and further reading 6
  • External links 7

Parish church

The E.G. Bruton in 1873.[3] It is a Grade I listed building.[4]

The tower has an historic ring of five bells from the 14th to the 17th centuries, plus a more recent Sanctus bell.[5] Currently all are unringable.[5] The second bell is the oldest, cast by an unknown founder in about 1349.[5] The tenor was cast in about 1500 by Thomas Hasylwood,[5] whose kinsman William Hasylwood had bell-foundries at Reading and Wokingham.[6] The fourth bell was cast in 1581 by Joseph Carter,[5] whose kinsman William Carter was a bell-founder at Reading and then at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.[6] Edward Neale of Burford[6] cast the third bell in 1653[5] and the treble in 1663.[5] Thomas Rudhall of Gloucester[6] cast the Sanctus bell in 1778.[5]

The parish is now part of the Benefice of Shill Valley and Broadshire, which includes also the parishes of Alvescot, Black Bourton, Broughton Poggs, Filkins, Holwell, Kelmscott, Kencot, Langford, Little Faringdon, Shilton and Westwell.[7]

Village cross

By the main road through the village near the parish church are the remains of a Medieval village cross. It comprises a stone shaft set on an octagonal base of four steps,[8] probably made in the 15th century. It is Grade II* listed.[9]

RAF Broadwell

RAF Broadwell was an airfield 2 miles (3 km) north of Broadwell, actually in the adjacent parish of Kencot. The airfield was in service from 1943 until 1947 and was used by Royal Air Force Transport Command.[10]


The Chilli Pepper bed and breakfast, formerly the Five Bells pub

Broadwell had a public house, the Five Bells. It is now the Chilli Pepper bed and breakfast house.


  1. ^ "Area: Broadwell (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics".  
  2. ^ a b c d e Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 490.
  3. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 489.
  4. ^  
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Davies, Peter (12 December 2006). "Broadwell SS Peter and Paul". Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers.  
  6. ^ a b c d Dovemaster (25 June 2010). "Bell Founders". Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers.  
  7. ^  
  8. ^ Marples 1973, p. 305.
  9. ^  
  10. ^ "Broadwell". Robert Truman. 

Sources and further reading

  • Marples, B.J. (1973). "The Medieval Crosses of Oxfordshire" (PDF).  
  • Sherwood, Jennifer;  

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