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St George's parish church
Kelmscott is located in Oxfordshire
 Kelmscott shown within Oxfordshire
Population 101 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference
Civil parish Kelmscott
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lechlade
Postcode district GL7
Dialling code 01367
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Witney
Website Kelmscott Village
List of places

Kelmscott is a village and civil parish on the River Thames in West Oxfordshire, about 2 miles (3 km) east of Lechlade in neighbouring Gloucestershire.

Parish church

The Norman and Early English, and the chancel is probably of the same date.[2] The building has transepts that were added in about 1260.[2] The clerestory of the nave was added in the 15th century.[2] Many of the windows of the nave and chancel are Perpendicular Gothic additions, including the east window of the chancel.[2]

In the churchyard is the tomb of William Morris, designed by Philip Webb. Morris featured the church in his novel News from Nowhere, when in the final part of the book the Guest is taken there for the feast.

St George's parish is now part of the Benefice of Shill Valley and Broadshire, which includes also the parishes of Alvescot, Black Bourton, Broadwell, Broughton Poggs, Filkins, Holwell, Kencot, Langford, Little Faringdon, Shilton and Westwell.[3]

Kelmscott Manor

Society of Antiquaries of London.[4]

Morris renamed his London town house Kelmscott House after Kelmscott when he bought it in April 1879. He named his private press, which he started in 1891, Kelmscott Press.


  1. ^ "Area selected: West Oxfordshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View.  
  2. ^ a b c d e Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 665.
  3. ^  
  4. ^ Kelmscott Manor

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