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Eynsham is a large village in Oxfordshire, England with a population of 5,000, lying six miles between Witney and Oxford. The village grew up near to the historically important ford of Swinford on the flood plain of the River Thames, now the site of Swinford Toll Bridge, and was later served by a wharf on the Thames, near the present Eynsham Lock. Eynsham was an important coaching stop on the London to Fishguard trunk road, although since 1936 the A40 has bypassed the village just to the north. A railway link running west from Oxford through Eynsham to Witney and Fairford was opened in 1861 and closed in 1962. A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... Map sources for Witney at grid reference SP3509 Witney is a town (population: 22,765 - 2001 census) in Oxfordshire, 12 miles west of Oxford and just north of the A40 trunk road. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... Length 346 km Elevation of the source 110 m Average discharge entering Oxford: 17. ... St. ... Cwm Harbour, Fishguard Fishguard (Welsh: Abergwaun) is a coastal town in Pembrokeshire, Wales. ... The A40 is a trunk road in England and Wales, connecting London to Fishguard. ... Fairford is a small town in Gloucestershire, England. ...


Eynsham ('Egonesham') is mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles where it is described as one of four towns captured by the Saxons from the Britons in AD 571, and in 1005 Aethelmar, kinsman of Aethelred II founded a Benedictine Abbey. By the medieval period Eynsham Abbey was one of the largest in the area, but was dissolved at the Reformation in 1538 and only a few remains are still visible. The parish church of St. Leonard's has a much-restored medieval structure and is situated on Market Square. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of (mainly) secondary source documents narrating the history of the Anglo-Saxons and their settlement in Britain. ... Events The Monophysites again reject the Council of Chalcedon, causing another schism. ... Events Malcolm II succeeds Kenneth III as king of Scotland. ... Ethelred II (Old English: Æþelred) (c. ... The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ...


Local industries include gravel extraction and the large magnet factory established by Oxford Instruments, pioneer of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, which is now operated by Siemens AG. Magnetic Resonance Image Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - also called magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) - is a method of creating images of the inside of opaque organs in living organisms as well as detecting the amount of bound water in geological structures. ... Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is the worlds largest electronics company. ...


Eynsham also includes it's own spar and co op convience stores that are mostly inhabited by people that chose not to carry on an education when they were sixteen. These type of people are often those who were born in the village and will die in the village. This contributes to the numurous number of family ties. These family ties are the reason for the village's nickname being 'inbredsham'.


See also

This is a list of crossings of the River Thames, downstream first. ... There are 45 Locks on the River Thames. ...

External link

  • Eynsham Village website

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Eynsham - definition of Eynsham in Encyclopedia (249 words)
Eynsham is a large village in Oxfordshire, England with a population of 5,000, lying six miles between Witney and Oxford.
Eynsham was an important coaching stop on the London to Fishguard trunk road, although since 1936 the A40 has bypassed the village just to the north.
Eynsham ('Egonesham') is mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles where it is described as one of four towns captured by the Saxons from the Britons in AD 571, and in 1005 Aethelmar, kinsman of Aethelred II founded a Benedictine Abbey.
Saga - Resort Holidays: Eynsham Hall (276 words)
Eynsham in Oxfordshire is a pleasant Thames-side village, about four miles from Witney and 12 miles from Oxford.
Eynsham Hall is north-east of the village and stands in 30 acres of parkland within the Eynsham Park Estate in the small hamlet of North Leigh.
The bedrooms in Eynsham Court and Eynsham Lodge are on the ground, first and second floors, and rooms on the first floor are reached by a flight of 16 steps.
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