Great Coxwell is an attractive village situated about a mile or so from the market town of Faringdon. It is particularly appealing as it is one of the few in the area which benefits from being a predominantly cul-de-sac village.
There is a population of around 300 and contains just over a hundred dwellings; an interesting blend of listed, period and contemporary houses. There are fine examples of thatched cottages, stone and brick built houses within the conservation area.
Evidence has been found in the village of both Iron-Age and Roman occupation. The magnificent 12th century Great Barn and St Giles' church are the oldest buildings in the village; the former is owned by the National Trust and and is open to the public, attracting many visitors.
Great Coxwell has an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways which pass through attractive countryside. From these there are many impressive views, especially towards the Vale of the White Horse. Within the village there is a golf course and a riding school. A new playing field is planned for the near future which will benefit the many children who live here.
Although the village no longer has a school, pub or shop. it has a thriving community which frequently gets together for a range of social and fund raising events.
Information supplied by Peter Webb