Combe, Oxfordshire

Combe, Oxfordshire

Coordinates: 51°50′24″N 1°24′11″W / 51.840°N 1.403°W / 51.840; -1.403

Combe is located in Oxfordshire

 Combe shown within Oxfordshire
Population 759 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SP4116
Parish Combe
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 Combe community website
List of places: UK • England • Oxfordshire

Combe is a village and civil parish about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Witney in Oxfordshire. The ecclesiastical parish is called Combe Longa .[citation needed]



The Church of England parish church of St. Laurence was built in the 12th century. Its interior includes several 15th century wall paintings, including a Doom over the chancel arch.[2] Combe also has a Methodist chapel. Combe House was built in the 16th century and extended in about 1800. It used to be the vicarage.[3]

The Duke of Marlborough's Blenheim estate adjoins the village. The estate's former sawmill, Combe Mill, is now a working museum.[4] It has alternative power sources: a breastshot water wheel that used to be powered by the River Evenlode,[5] and a steam powered rotative beam engine that was added in 1852.[6]


Combe has a public house, the Cock Inn,[7] controlled by Greene King Brewery. It is beside the village green, which is the setting for four of Combe's seasonal festivals: a children's Maypole dance, a Summer Ball, an autumn fun fair in the Autumn and a firework display on Guy Fawkes Night.

Combe has a Church of England primary school.[8]

Combe railway station is on the Cotswold Line. It is actually nearer Long Hanborough than Combe.

Combe has a Women's Institute.[9]


Sources & further reading

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