Combe

Combe is an attractive little village adjoining the Blenheim estate. In the centre of the village is a large village green and there are lots of attractive stone roofed and walled cottages and the village pub.

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The parish church is St. Laurence's which was built in the 12th century. Its interior includes several 15th century wall paintings, including a Doom over the chancel arch. Combe also has a Methodist chapel.

The village name 'Combe' means 'a valley' but the village is actually on high ground overlooking the River Evenlode. Apparently though the original settlement was nearer to the Evenlode where Combe Mill now stands.

About a mile south-east of the village on the other side of the railway line, and opposite combe Station, is Combe Mill Museum. This is a working museum and is described as the original ‘power house’ of the old Blenheim Palace Estate timber mill and workshops.

Combe is about 2 miles west of Woodstock.

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