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Fifield

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Fifield is a village and civil parish about north of Burford in Oxfordshire. The western boundary of the parish forms part of the county boundary with Gloucestershire. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 240.ArchaeologyIn the parish nearly west of the village is a Neolithic long barrow dating from between 3400 and 2400 BC. It is 48m long, up to 28m wide and up to high. It had a stone-lined passage about 20m long, starting at its northeast end and ending in a small burial chamber. The barrow was partly excavated in 1934. It is a scheduled monument.HistoryThe toponym is probably derived from its Old English name of Fifhides.The Domesday book of 1086 records Fifield: "Henry de Ferrers holds Fifield There are five hides. Land for seven ploughs. Now in demesne 2 ploughs and 4 slaves and 9 villans with 4 bordars have 5 ploughs. There are 24 acres of meadow. Pasture one league in length and one breadth. It was and is worth 100 shillings."Parish churchThe Church of England parish church of St John the Baptist is early 13th-century with a 14th-century tower and porch. The nave was partly rebuilt 1840. It was restored in 1897 to designs by TE Colcutt, who added the north vestry. The church is a Grade II* listed building.
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