WITNEY, a market town in the Woodstock parliamentary division of Oxfordshire, England, on the river Windrush, a tributary of the Thames, 752 m.
Witney is the seat of an old-established industry in blanket-making, and gloves and other woollen goods are also made.
At Coggs, in the water-meadows bordering the river immediately below Witney, a priory was attached to the Benedictine Priory of Fecamp, and of this there are Early English remains in the vicarage, while the church is mainly Decorated.
The manor of Witney (Wyttineye, Wytnay, Wytney) was held by the see of Winchester before the Conquest.
Witney was a borough by prescription at least as early as 1278, and sent representatives to parliament with more or less regularity from 1304 to 1330.
In 1231 the bishop of Winchester received a grant of a five days' fair at Witney at the feast of St Leonard.
In 1278 the bishop was declared to have at Witney a weekly market on Thursday and two fairs on the day of Ascension and on St Leonard's day.
A further grant of two yearly fairs was made in 1414 to the bishop of Winchester at his manor of Witney, namely, on the vigil and day of St Clement the Pope, and at the feast of St Barnabas.
Giles, History of Witney (London, 1852); Victoria County History, Oxon; W.
Monk, History of Witney (1894).
Chris Maxfield caught ex Witney Olympian 16514 displaying its branding for the X1.
Member for Witney has so far failed to deliver on his promise; and welcomes the Conservative leader's first major international flip-flop.
The new building, intended to accommodate 180 inmates, was was designed by George Wilkinson of Witney.
Browse online or visit a showroom in Witney or High Wycombe.
Approximately 20 mins from Oxford on A40, you pass two turnoffs to Witney.
Jon, Witney on January 21st, 2006 just unpacked my Humax - I'm impressed!
Witney is the nearest money order & telegraph office.
Jon, Witney on January 21st, 2006 Just unpacked my Humax - I 'm impressed !
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