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The tiny 12th century church of St. Oswald's is almost all that remains of the lost village of Widford, Oxfordshire. In the 14th century there were thirteen houses, a mill, a manor house and farm buildings but it is thought that the Black Death caused the settlement to be abandoned.
The church was built over the remains of a Roman villa and still retains some Roman paving in the chancel. On the walls there are some interesting 14th century murals, while the high-backed pews date from the 18th century. The little church is so delightful that it has been used as a film set, most recently for the marriage of Lorna Doone in the TV series.
Notes compiled from the Oxfordshire Limited Edition web site.
HDR image created from a single exposure by converting from Canon RAW file to 16 bit TIFF and tone-mapping with Photomatix.