Kingham exchange serves three large villages - Kingham, Churchill and Bledington plus the smaller communities of Adlestrop, Sarsden, Cornwall, Foscot and Daylesford.
The Pevsner Architecural Guide praises the church, St Andrews, its rectory 'one of the finest small houses of this date (late 17th century) in the county' and its school.
Kingham Hill School, founded under charitable auspices and built between 18 in traditional Cotswolds style.
The main school buildings are placed at random on the hillside and connected by narrow tracks.
Birminghams tram system was built to an unusually narrow gauge, only 36, which seemed to give the citys trams a slender grace and feminine elegance lacking in the rather dumpy looking trams of London and most other meant that the collector did not reverse until it encountered an irregularity in the overhead, at which point it would reverse violently, slamming on the trams roof to the alarm of passengers (and incidentally providing a good display of sparks after dark).
The glass window in the sliding door separating the platform from the lower saloon was always painted black (so that the interior lights did not distract the driver at night) with a key pattern advertising the Birmingham Municipal Bank.
The village is on the B4450 between Stow-on-the-Wold about 7 miles & Chipping Norton about 5 miles.
The village is unique amongst Cotswold villages, because it is served by a main line railway station to London (1.5 hours away) about a mile from the village, the mainline railway station provides regular services to London with services operated by First Great Western Link. St Andrew's church has a fine old rectory built in the 17th century and a really lovely outlook, it's well worth a visit.
On one of the bulkheads at the end of the lower saloon a poster was mounted with three columns of small print containing bye-laws relating to conduct of passengers and certain operating requirements, notably speed restrictions.
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