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Monday, December 13, 2010

Lower Slaughter

Lower Slaughter is connected with its sister village, Upper Slaughter, by the River Eye which runs through both hamlets. The word 'Slaughter' comes from the old English word slohtre meaning marshy place. The village of Lower Slaughter is known for its limestone cottages. Visitors to Lower Slaughter can visit the Old Mill (see below) which features a small museum, shop and cafe. The Old Mill was built in the 19th century and was last operated as a mill in 1958.


Lower Slaughter

Visitors to Lower Slaughter can also see the lovely Parish Church of St Mary (see below). This church was built in 1867 in the 'Early English' and 'Decorated' styles. The present church replaced an earlier one built in the 13th century AD.

Lower SlaughterLower Slaughter is located between the B4068 and the A429 just north of Bourton-on-the-Water. Visitors to Lower Slaughter may also want to visit Upper Slaughter, nearby Bourton-on-the-Water, or Burford.

Lower Slaughter Map

© 2010 John Westby

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