A Virtual Tour

The Public Face

Our tour begins in Sotwell (the end of the village nearest to Wallingford). 


Click on the circles for views of the village.

Village Map of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell
The Woodman and Bakery

The Woodman and Bakery

This is now a private house, but was a working bakery until 1988 and had one of the last remaining coal-fired bread ovens left in England.
Brightwell Garage

Brightwell Garage

An earlier building on this site as a thatched shop that sold oil
The War Memorial

The War Memorial

A total of 26 young men from Brightwell and Sotwell were among the millions killed in the First World War.
The Square

The Square

 The area by the war memorial is the focus for public events such as the 2002 Jubilee Street Party.
St Agatha's Church

St Agatha's Church

This church - which dates back to the 12th century - is one of only two churches in England dedicated to the Sicilian St Agatha
The Village Hall

The Village Hall

 With various additions and improvements, the building has served as the Village Hall since the 1970s