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Farmoor StMary 1.jpg
St Mary's parish church
Farmoor is located in Oxfordshire
 Farmoor shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SP4507
Civil parish Cumnor
District Vale of White Horse
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Oxford
Postcode district OX2
Dialling code 01865
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Oxford West and Abingdon
Website Farmoor Village
List of places

Coordinates: 51°45′40″N 1°21′07″W / 51.761°N 1.352°W / 51.761; -1.352

Farmoor is a village 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of the centre of Oxford, England. The village was part of Berkshire until the 1974 local government boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire.

The village is 550 yards (500 m) from Pinkhill Lock on the River Thames. Farmoor has a village shop, filling station and a small business park called Farmoor Court.

Historically the Farmoor area was called the tything of Stroud. Farmoor Common was an open field within the tything. It is now submerged under the reservoir.[1] The village was developed in the early decades of the 20th century and took its name from the Common.

Farmoor is part of the parish of Cumnor, and until the 20th century parishioners worshipped 2 miles (3 km) away at the Church of England parish church of Saint Michael, Cumnor. There is now the church of Saint Mary, Farmoor[2][3] that was built as a chapel of ease.

Farmoor Reservoir was built in 1967 and extended in 1976. It has a number of wetland nature areas.

BBC Television used Oaken Holt Rest Home in Eynsham Road, Farmoor as a location for the 1990s sitcom Waiting for God.[4]


  1. ^ "Fieldnames". Cumnor Parish Record. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Farmoor St Mary, Farmoor". A Church Near You. The Church of England. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Brian Curtis. "Farmoor St Mary". Oxfordshire Churches & Chapels. Brian Curtis. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Waiting for God: Location Details". British TV Comedy. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 

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Grid reference grid reference SP450070