Shilton was historically part of the manor of Faringdon, and most of the parish was an exclave of Berkshire until the Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844 joined it to Oxfordshire.

The earliest parts of the Church of England parish church of the Holy Rood are the Norman nave, south aisle and arcade, all of which were built in about 1150.The present Early English Gothic chancel was built in about 1250. The bell tower was added in the 15th century. The present side windows of the nave and aisle are also late Medieval Perpendicular Gothic additions. The Gothic Revival architect C.C. Rolfe restored the building in 1884-1888, adding the present rood screen.

Traditional houses and cottages in Shilton are built of local Cotswold stone. Shilton House was built in 1678 and Elm Farm dates from 1683.


These sites cover the ox18 area of Oxfordshire England, including  the following villages, OX18, Alvescot, Bampton, Black Bourton, Burford, Broadwell, Carterton, Clanfield, Kelmscott, Kencot, Langford, Lechlade, RAF Broadwell, Shilton, Parish Pump, Oxfordshire Events,


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