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Shenington

Shenington is a picturesque English Oxfordshire village, in the Cotswolds. Shenington Gliding Club is based on Shenington Airfield at the edge of the village. Just next to the airfield is the Shenington Kart Track, home of Shenington Kart Racing Club the oldest Kart club in the UK. During WW2 the airfield (known as RAF Edgehill) was used for flight tests of experimental jet aircraft.

The village of Shenington was described in the National Gazetteer in 1868 as

"...a parish in the upper division of Tewkesbury hundred, county Oxford, formerly in, Gloucestershire, 6 miles N.W. of Banbury, its post town, and 29 N.W. of Oxford. The village, which is situated on the borders of Warwickshire and Gloucestershire, is wholly agricultural. The surface is hilly, and the land chiefly arable. The soil produces good crops of wheat, barley, and turnips. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester, value £321. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was partially rebuilt in the last century. The parochial charities produce about £6 per annum. The Dissenters have a place of worship. There is a free school."

The church itself dates back to the 12th Century. There is a Norman arch, set in the chancel over the organ pipes. The tower, dated 1504, houses five bells dated 1678 and a clock dated circa 1700.

- RAF Edgehill (Shenington airfield)

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