Hanwell is a small village of approximately 120 houses. It is situated three miles from the centre of Banbury in Oxfordshire and is linked to the town by the Warwick Road (B4100) and the Southam Road (A423) connecting with the small village road. The majority of the village is contained within a conservation area with two historic listed buildings on its southern boundary: The 12th century St. Peter's Church and Hanwell Castle. There are also medieval fish ponds within the village and many old houses and cottages.
~E.B. White, "Hot Weather," One Man's Meat, 1944
~Ada Louise Huxtable
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge