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Witney Town Information

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The town of Witney is world famous for its blankets. Much of the architecture of the town reflects the past prosperity of the woollen trade and the firm, ‘Earlys of Witney’ still manufactures blankets today.

The beautiful Church of St. Mary the Virgin with its 150ft spire stands at the end of Church Green. From here, a row of almshouses and the Buttercross can be seen. At nearby Mount House are the remains of the Palace of the Bishop of Winchester.

Other historic buildings include the Corn Exchange, the 17th century Town Hall and the exterior of the Blanket Hall. A small market is held twice weekly in the Square.

St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Green, Witney - Photo © Brian Robert Marshall
St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Green, Witney
Photo: Brian Robert Marshall CCL