Little Faringdon

Stretching for a quarter of a mile along a lane very close to the county border with Gloucestershire is the small village of Little Faringdon. A handful of large house, a row of more modest ones, a large farm, the manor house (hidden fom view from the road), and the church, and that's Little Faringdon!

The church is dedicated to St. Margaret of England and dates from the 12th century. It has Norman lancet windows in the chancel. In about 1200 the church was enlarged with the addition of a north aisle. In the 14th century the porch and south door were added. A south aisle was probably added at about the same time but has since been lost. In about 1500 two Perpendicular Gothic clerestory windows were added to south side of the nave. The west window of the nave is also a late Medieval Perpendicular Gothic addition. St. Margaret's has an interesting small collection of stained glass. The south nave window has a collection of 13th century glass, some of which is reputed to have come from Salisbury Cathedral. There are also fragments of 17th century Dutch glass.

The manor house is Little Faringdon House and parts of it date from the 17th century. Substantial additions and alterations were made around 1830.

Little Faringdon is about 1 mile north of Lechlade along the A361 Lechlade to Burford road.


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