St. Mary's parish church
Garsington shown within Oxfordshire
|Population||1,745 (2001 census)|
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Garsington Manor House was built in the 16th century and remodelled in the 17th century. It was the home of Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873–1938), and in St. Mary's parish church there is a monument to her carved by the sculptor and typeface designer Eric Gill.
The Garsington Opera season was staged at Garsington Manor each summer until 2010.
Parish church 
The earliest part of the Church of England parish church of Saint Mary is the Norman tower, built towards the end of the 12th century. The Gothic Revival architect Joseph Clarke restored the building in 1849.
The bell tower has a ring of six bells. Richard Keene of Woodstock cast the treble bell in 1696. Abraham II Rudhall of Gloucester cast the second bell in 1720. Henry III Bagley of Chacombe, Northamptonshire cast the third bell in 1733, presumably at his then foundry in Witney. John Rudhall of Gloucester cast the tenor bell in 1788. W&J Taylor cast the fifth bell in 1825, presumably at their then foundry in Oxford. Mears and Stainbank of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry cast the fourth bell in 1929.
Garsington has one public houses: the Three Horseshoes. There were two other pubs, the Plough has been converted into a private house and the Red Lion is in the process of conversion. There are also a village shop, an estate agent, a hairdressing salon, a garden centre, dog kennels and a cattery.
The village hall was built in 1911 and given to the village by the lord of the manor, Phillip Morrell husband of Ottoline Morrell, doyenne of the Bloomsbury group of writers and artists who used to meet at the manor. By association it has connection with famous writers and artists such as Aldous Huxley, W.B.Yeats, Virginia Wolf and D.H Lawrence. For most of the twentieth century it served the needs of the villagers and a number of small improvements were made over the years. It was recently renovated to bring it up to modern day standards. The present day building retains its original appearance as well as adding modern-day facilities.
The Garsington Society seeks to expand the knowledge of Garsington and its surrounding areas historically and geographically with talks held from time to time. The Society holds an annual barn dance.
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- Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 611.
- Lobel 1957, pp. 134–156.
- "Towers". Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers, Oxford City Branch.
- Davies, Peter (28 January 2009). "Garsington S Mary". Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers. Central Council for Church Bell Ringers. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- Archbishops' Council. "St Mary, Garsington". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- About Garsington Village Hall
- Garsington Church of England Primary School
- Garsington Cricket Club
- Oxfordshire Cricket Association
- Oxfordshire Federation of Women's Institutes
- Lobel, Mary D, ed. (1957). A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 5: Bullingdon Hundred. Victoria County History. pp. 134–156.
- Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 610–612. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
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