Highmoor, Oxfordshire

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Highmoor is located in Oxfordshire
Highmoor shown within Oxfordshire
Area 5.20 km2 (2.01 sq mi)
Population 278 (parish, including Satwell) (2011 census)[1]
• Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU7084
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Henley-on-Thames
Postcode district RG9
Dialling code 01491
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°33′22″N 0°59′53″W / 51.556°N 0.998°W / 51.556; -0.998Coordinates: 51°33′22″N 0°59′53″W / 51.556°N 0.998°W / 51.556; -0.998

Highmoor is a village and civil parish in the Chiltern Hills in Oxfordshire, about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Henley-on-Thames. The parish includes the hamlet of Satwell.

The Grade II Listed Church of England parish church of Saint Paul at Highmoor Cross was designed by the architect Joseph Morris of Reading and built by Robert Owthwaite of Henley-on-Thames in 1859 as a chapel of ease by the vicar of Rotherfield Peppard to cater for the wider rural population of the parish. Highmoor later became a separate parish but the church was closed by a pastoral order in June 2012 as a result of a dwindling congregation. The church was then put up for sale by the Diocese of Oxford.[2][3][4]

Highmoor has two public houses: the Dog and Duck near Highmoor Cross and the Rising Sun at Witheridge Hill. Both are owned by the local Brakspear Brewery. The Dog and Duck closed in December 2011 and the freehold was subsequently put on the market in March 2012 when the brewery was unable to find a new tenant. The pub remains closed as of April 2015.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ "Area: Highmoor (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  2. ^ Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 649. ISBN 0140710450.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Paul  (Grade II) (1391558)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  4. ^ "St Paul's Church, Highmoor Cross". Smiths Gore. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Dog & Duck". Brakspear Brewery. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Rising Sun". Brakspear Brewery. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  7. ^ "'Unviable' country pub put on market for £495,000". Henley Standard. Henley-on-Thames. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2015.

External links

  • The Rising Sun

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