Swalcliffe, is a small, peaceful village in the north of
Oxfordshire, Englandon the edge of the Cotswolds. It is one of several small villages (including Tadmartonand Broughton) on the B4035 road between Banburyand Shipston-on-Stour.
The village has a church (St Peter and St Paul), a pub (The Stag's Head), several cottages and houses, and a large area of woodland and fields. There is also a boarding school, Swalcliffe Park School, for boys with special educational needs. Just to the north of the village lie the site of an
Iron Age hill fort(best viewed from the Shutfordside), Roman villaat Swalcliffe Lea (site only), and line of the old Roman Roadnow a bridleway.
walcliffe Tithe Barn
At the west end of the village stands Swalcliffe Barn, an impressive 15th Century traditional
Tithe Barn. Built in 1401-1407 this is considered one of the best examples of a medievaltithe barn in England and features an almost completely intact medieval timber half-cruck roof. The barn is open free of charge on Sundays from Easter to October and houses part of the Oxfordshire Museum's collection of traditional agricultural and trade vehicles and an exhibition of 2,500 years of Swalcliffe history.
* [http://www.oxfordshire360.co.uk/newsite/tour.asp?ID=41 360 panorama showing inside of the Tithe Barn]
* [http://www.spaceagency.co.uk/cgi-bin/map.cgi/scale=20000/nav=1/appwidth=310?place=Swalcliffe Map and 360 panorama showing exterior of Tithe Barn]
* [http://www.thisislimitededition.co.uk/item.asp?category=History&ID=210 Article on Tithe Barns in Oxfordshire including history of construction of Swalcliffe Barn]
* [http://www.orchard5.demon.co.uk/genphotos/Swalcliffe%20St%20peter%20&%20St%20Paul.htm Picture of the church]
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