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Fulbrook, Oxfordshire


St James the Great parish church
Fulbrook is located in Oxfordshire
 Fulbrook shown within Oxfordshire
Population 437 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference
Civil parish Fulbrook
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Burford
Postcode district OX18
Dialling code 01993
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Witney
Website Fulbrook Parish Website
List of places

Fulbrook is a village and civil parish immediately northeast of Burford in West Oxfordshire. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 437.[1]


  • History 1
  • Parish church 2
  • Amenities 3
  • References 4
  • Sources 5
  • External links 6


The Domesday Book of 1086 recorded the village as Fulebroc, possibly meaning "foul brook".

Ladyham, a half-timbered house beside the

  • Cotswold Gateway website: Fulbrook

External links

  • Anonymous. Church of St. James the Great Fulbrook Oxfordshire. Fulbrook: Parish of St. James the Great, Fulbrook. 
  • Sherwood, Jennifer;  


  1. ^ "Area: Fulbrook (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics.  
  2. ^ a b c Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 610
  3. ^ a b c d e f Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 609
  4. ^ a b c d e f Anonymous, p. 4
  5. ^  
  6. ^ a b Dovemaster (31 October 2012). "Bell Founders".  
  7. ^ a b c Baldwin, John (16 December 2012). "Fulbrook S James Gt".  
  8. ^ The Carpenters Arms


Fulbrook has two public houses: the Carpenters Arms[8] and the Masons Arms. The Carpenters Arms is now a gastropub.


Edward Neale of Burford[6] cast St. James' sanctus bell in 1649 and the tenor and treble bells in 1662.[4] Henry III Bagley, who had bell-foundries at Chacombe in Northamptonshire and Witney in Oxfordshire,[6] cast an additional bell for St James' in 1732.[7] In 2004 the original bells were removed and a new frame was installed.[4] The Neale sanctus bell was retained, the largest of the Neale bells was re-hung as the tenor and the Bagley bell was also re-hung. A new treble bell and two other new bells, all cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in 2003 and 2004,[7] were added. A former buoy bell that John Taylor & Co of Loughborough cast in 1968[7] for Trinity House[4] was restored and added to the tower to complete the present ring of six bells.[4] The original Neale treble bell was removed to Burford where it is now displayed in St. John the Baptist parish church, Burford.[4]

A wooden plaque on the south wall of the nave records that the church was completely re-roofed in 1827. A second plaque records that the church was restored in 1892, with the architects being Ewan Christian for the chancel and "Messrs Waller" for the nave and tower. This may refer to the architect and antiquarian Frederick S. Waller of Gloucester. The parish war memorial in the north aisle was lettered by Ninian Comper and dedicated in 1952.[4] The ecclesiastical parish of St James the Great is now part of the United Benefice of Burford, Fulbrook, Taynton, Asthall, Swinbrook and Widford.[5]

The Church of England parish church of Saint James the Great is Norman.[3] The north aisle was added about 1200, linked with the nave by a four-bay arcade in the Transitional style between Norman and Early English Gothic.[3] In the 13th century the chancel was remodelled and the north transept were added, both in Early English Gothic.[3] The south porch was added later in the same century.[3] The east window of the chancel, the west window of the north aisle and one window in the south wall or the aisle are also 13th century.[3] Later a clerestory was added to the nave and new Perpendicular Gothic windows were inserted in the south walls of the nave and chancel.[3] In the 15th century the bell tower was built into the west end of the nave.[2]

English Baroque monument in St James' parish church to John and Jordan Thorpe, two brothers who studied at Trinity College, Oxford and predeceased their father

Parish church


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