Botley is a village in the civil parish of North Hinksey, just west of the Oxford city boundary in the English county of Oxfordshire. It was in Berkshire until 1974, when it was transferred to Oxfordshire. It lies near the junction between the A34 Oxford ring road and the A420 to Swindon.
The settlement of Dean Court adjoins Botley, in the parish of Cumnor.
Botley includes a small local shopping centre at Elms Parade and a small precinct called West Way, a small retail complex, and the Church of England parish church of St Peter and St Paul, built in 1958. The various large office buildings along the main road include Seacourt Tower, known locally as "Botley Cathedral" owing to its small metal spire, originally built in 1965-66 as a car showroom and garage to a design by Beecher and Stamford. It remains in the ownership of Hartwell Ford.
Botley was first settled in the Saxon era. Its toponym comes from Old English, meaning a woodland clearing of a man called Bota. It falls within the parish of North Hinksey, and so was historically in the county of Berkshire. Because the main road west out of Oxford has passed through Botley since the 16th century, development since then was centred here rather than in the village of North Hinksey itself, slightly further south. From the 1880s the centre of the village began to be called Old Botley, in distinction to the New Botley development along Botley Road in Oxford. The name Old Botley is preserved in a street set back from the main road. The major development which began in the 1930s took place to the west, beyond the current ring road.
To the north of Botley was the lost village of Seacourt. The site of the former village is in neighbouring Wytham parish, but it is commemorated in Botley in the names of Seacourt Tower, the Seacourt Bridge public house and the nearby park and ride site.
Famous inhabitants 
- Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, p. 333
- Hanson, 1995, page 7
- Hanson, 1995, page 26
- Browning, Maps of my life (London: Square Peg, 2008), chapters 7 and 9.
- Hanson, John (1995). The Changing Faces of Botley and North Hinksey. Witney: Robert Boyd. pp. 7, 26.
- Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 335. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
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