Place:Crowell, Oxfordshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.691°N 0.925°W
Located inOxfordshire, England
See alsoLewknor Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Thame Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Bullingdon Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Crowell is a village and civil parish in the South Oxfordshire District of Oxfordshire, England, about 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of the market town of Thame and 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of the village of Chinnor. The 2001 Census recorded the parish's population as 100.

Crowell village is a spring line settlement at the source of a stream called the Pleck at the foot of the Chiltern Hills escarpment. The name "Crowell" is derived from the Old English for "crow's spring" or "crow's stream".[2]

Crowell is a strip parish about 3 miles (5 km) long on a northwest – southeast axis and less than 1⁄2-mile (800 m) wide at its widest point. The northwest part of the strip is low-lying land in the Vale of Oxford about 350 feet (110 m) above sea level; the southeast part of the strip is in the Chilterns and rises to 774 feet (236 m) above sea level. The southeastern part of the parish is bounded on three sides by Buckinghamshire.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Crowell, Oxfordshire.

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