The oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of St Leonard are Norman, including a diapered tympanum that was over the north door until this was dismantled for the building of the north aisle.The church was extensively rebuilt in the 14th century, and the arcade of the south aisle survives from this period. A few Decorated Gothic and Perpendicular Gothic windows survive, but in the 1870s some were moved to different positions within the church.In 1961 BR withdrew all services from the line, the track was lifted and the line left abandoned.Watlington railway station site remains, as does the station building, the corrugated iron carriage shed, and the brickwork of the goods shed.Charles and John Rudhall of Gloucester cast the seventh bell in 1785.
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In 1956 a new secondary school – the Icknield School – opened for senior pupils and the primary school took over the old premises.
The Watlington White Mark was designed by local squire Edward Horne, who felt that the parish church of St Leonard, when viewed from his home, would be more impressive if it appeared to have a spire.
By the end of the 18th century the town had six inns, all of which were bought up in the next few years by a local brewing family, the Haywards.
The number of licensed premises increased until late in the 19th century when George Wilkinson, a Methodist bought six of them and closed them down.
He had this unusual folly cut into the chalk escarpment of Watlington Hill in 1764.