is a small quiet springline village on the northern edge of the
village church, the Church of the Holy Rood (Holy Cross)
seems a large church for this village. It dates from an
almost complete rebuilding in the late 13th & early 14th
century when the chancel and the two transepts were added
and the tower heightened, although there has been a church
on this site since before the Norman conquest.
of the stones forming the jamb of the priest's door has
an interesting roughly cut design for the game of Nine
Men's Morris, probably inscribed before the stone was
built into the wall. Nine-Men's Morris' was a popular
medieval game between two players who move their nine
counters or men in turn on the points of meeting or crossing
of the lines with the object of getting three men in a
line together which permits the removal of one of the
opponent's adjacent men. When a player is reduced to two
men his opponent has won the game.
is just north of the B4507 Wantage to Ashbury road, about three
miles west of Wantage.