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Hailey, Oxfordshire


St. John the Evangelist parish church, viewed from the southwest
Hailey is located in Oxfordshire
 Hailey shown within Oxfordshire
Population 1,158 (parish, including New Yatt) (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference
Civil parish Hailey
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Witney
Postcode district OX29
Dialling code 01993
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Witney
Website Welcome to Hailey near Witney
List of places

Hailey is a village and civil parish about 2 miles (3 km) north of Witney, Oxfordshire. The village comprises three neighbourhoods: Middletown on the main road between Witney and Charlbury, Poffley End on the minor road to Ramsden and Delly End on Whiting's Lane.


  • Manors 1
  • Church and chapel 2
  • Social history 3
  • Amenities 4
  • References 5
  • Sources and further reading 6
  • External links 7


The Old bays.[2]

Church and chapel

Chancel of St John the Evangelist church


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External links

  • Sherwood, Jennifer;  
  • Sturdy, David (1961–62). "The Old Manor House, Poffley End, Hailey, Oxon". Oxoniensia ( 
  • Baggs, A.P.; Chance, Eleanor; Colvin, Christina; Cooper, Janet; Day, C.J.; Selwyn, Nesta; Williamson, Elizabeth; Yates, Margaret (2004). Townley, Simon C., ed. A History of the County of Oxford, Volume 14: Bampton Hundred (Part Two).  

Sources and further reading

  1. ^ "Area: Hailey CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 629.
  3. ^ a b Oxfordshire Churches & Chapels website: Hailey
  4. ^ a b c d Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 628.
  5. ^ Hailey Primary School
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Townley 2004, pp. 254–255.
  7. ^ Lamb and Flag
  8. ^ Hailey Cricket Club
  9. ^ Oxfordshire Cricket Association
  10. ^ Witney Rugby Football Club


Hailey Cricket Club[8] plays in the Oxford Cricket Association League.[9] Witney Rugby Football Club[10] has its ground in Hailey.

Hailey has a public house: the Lamb and Flag, whose building dates from the 17th century.[7]


[6] in 1978.Voluntary Controlled School The school in Hailey became Hailey C of E [6] Thereafter Hailey children of secondary school age went to Witney Central School.[6]

In 1876 the school had 73 pupils — close to full capacity — so before 1880 capacity was increased to 108.[6] By 1889 it had 107 pupils and needed to expand again.[6] School inspectors called for an infants' classroom, and this was added in 1892.[6] The architect was Clapton Crabb Rolfe, who had designed the parish church and was William Wilkinson's nephew.[6]

[6] The new building was completed in 1848 and had capacity for 79 pupils.[6] The architect was [6] John Williams Clinch of Witney, who was a banker and brewer, gave land next to the Lamb and Flag Inn on which to build a new school.[6] By 1847 the school had 45 pupils and was accommodated in a run-down cottage in the village.

Hailey Primary School[5] was founded by the charitable bequest of a local farmer's widow, Joan Smith, in 1661.[6] It had 18 pupils in 1802, 28 in 1815 and 30 in 1835.[6] By the 1820s Joan Smith's endowment paid for the education of only 16 of the pupils, and the parents of the remainder had to pay fees.[6] In 1815 the school hoped to adopt the plan of the National Schools as soon as it could recruit a suitable teacher.[6]

Bell-turret of St John the Evangelist parish church, completed in 1869
War Memorial at Poffley End
17th century vernacular cottages at Poffley End, with the Peace Memorial in front
Hailey Primary School, built in 1848 and extended in 1892

Social history

A Methodist chapel was built in 1908.[2] It is now a private house.[3]


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