The ancient Parish of Nuffield is located in the beautiful Chiltern hills between Henley on Thames and Wallingford.
The Norman Church of the Holy Trinity is probably the oldest building in the Parish. Some masonry from this period survives on the south side of the nave. In the 14th century the Church was rebuilt and the north aisle was added. The Gothic Revival architect Benjamin Ferrey restored the chancel in 1845.
The main road (A4130) runs from Henley-on-Thames to Wallingford on the northern side of the Parish, it was made into a turnpike in 1736 (ceasing in 1873).
Huntercombe Hall is situated on the northern side of the Parish and is an Edwardian era Tudor style house designed by Oswald Milne, a former assistant to the Arts & Crafts Movement architect Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1910. Huntercombe Hall is now a care home.
Nuffield Place (formerly Merrow Mount) completed in 1914 and purchased by Lord Nuffield in 1933 when it was renamed. Lord Nuffield had the house enlarged and lived there until his death in 1963 and is buried at the Holy Trinity Parish Church. Nuffield Place was bequeathed to Nuffield College but is now in the ownership of the National Trust and was reopened to the public in April 2012. Access is by tickets with timed visits to prevent the modest house becoming overloaded with visitors, preventing enjoyment of the home of one of the founders of the British motor industry.
In the centre of the Parish is Huntercombe Golf Club. Designed and built in 1901 by Willie Park junior, the course was heralded and being one of the finest 'inland' links in the country. Willie was a renowned golfer winning the Open Championship in 1887 and 1889 after which he became a credited golf course designer. The rolling countryside, gorse bushes and brisk breezes coming up the Chiltern hillside proved a very enjoyable place to play golf. Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, was also a member and had James Bond playing the infamous Goldfinger on the course in the book of the same name.
THINGS OF NOTE
Upcoming 2020 tour dates of our waste facilities
Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme to increase delivery of FTTP to residents & businesses
Train travel improvements for elderly and disabled people
The upcoming 2020 tour dates of our waste facilities here in Oxfordshire, to distribute to your members, put in your parish magazines/publications, or give to anybody within your community you think would be interested.
Tours are limited to 15 people per date, and places will be allocated on a “first come, first serve basis”. With this in mind if you are interested in any of the below dates, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the attendees, contact numbers for attendees, and an emergency contact. All tours start at 10am.
Viridor Energy Recovery Facility, Ardley (Black Bin)
Monday August 24th
Tuesday October 6th
Wednesday December 2nd
Severn Trent Green Power Anaerobic Digestion Plant, Wallingford (Food Bin)
Thursday June 11th
Wednesday September 9th
Tuesday November 17th
I look forward to hearing from you.
Waste and Recycling Officer
Waste Team 01235 422146
South Oxfordshire District Council & Vale of White Horse District Council
135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4SB
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Progress on work to upgrade our Brixton Hill gas site
Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Road Closure at Wallingford, Nettlebed, Brixton Hill
A request has been received from 1st Choice Traffic Management for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Brixton Hill, whilst essential carriageway ducting works are carried out.
A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 16 January 2020 up to and including 31 January 2020.This is a 24 hour per day closure.
Notice of intention to make the Order will be published in the local press.
A copy of the drawing showing the extent of the closure and also the alternative route for traffic is attached.
Further information regarding the works may be obtained by contacting Rebecca Chaulk of 1st Choice Traffic management on 07908120757 or email email@example.com
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Oxfordshire Fire And Rescue Service HQ
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