Long Hanborough

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Coordinates: 51°49′19″N 1°23′35″W / 51.822°N 1.393°W / 51.822; -1.393

Long Hanborough
LongHanborough ChristChurch southwest.JPG
Christ Church parish church
Long Hanborough is located in Oxfordshire
Long Hanborough
Long Hanborough
 Long Hanborough shown within Oxfordshire
Population 2,617 (parish, including Church Hanborough) (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SP4114
Civil parish Hanborough
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Witney
Postcode district OX29
Dialling code 01993
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Witney
Website Hanborough Online
List of places

Long Hanborough is a village in Hanborough civil parish, about 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Witney in West Oxfordshire, England.


An infants' school was built in 1879 and enlarged in 1893.[2] It closed in 1998 and was merged into Hanborough Manor School. The old school building has been converted to a private house.

Christ Church Church of England parish church was built in 1893.[3] It is now part of the Benefice of Hanborough and Freeland.[4]

The village has also a Methodist church.

The Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway was built past Long Hanborough in 1852, with Hanborough station between Long Hanborough and Bladon being opened to serve the village. In 1935 the Great Western Railway added a smaller station that is called Combe, but it is actually nearer Long Hanborough than Combe.

On 30 January 1965 the body of Sir Winston Churchill arrived at Hanborough station on a train hauled by Battle of Britain Class locomotive Winston Churchill.[5] From Hanborough the funeral cortege proceeded by road to Bladon parish church, where he was buried.


The old school house was built in 1879 and was still the Infants' School until 1998

Long Hanborough has six public houses including The Bell Inn, The George & Dragon, The Swan Inn and The Three Horseshoes. The village has a Post Office, a GP's practice, a dentist's practice, a Co-Operative store, a butcher's shop, a hairdressing salon and a bicycle shop.

Hanborough parish still has a primary school: Hanborough Manor Church of England School.[6]

Oxford Bus Museum and Morris Motors Museum are next to Hanborough rail station.

Hanborough has a Women's Institute.[7]


  1. ^ "Area: Hanborough CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Crossley, Alan; Elrington, C.R. (eds.); Baggs, A.P.; Blair, W.J.; Chance, Eleanor; Colvin, Christina; Cooper, Janet; Day, C.J.; Selwyn, Nesta; Townley, Simon C. (1990). A History of the County of Oxford, Volume 12: Wootton Hundred (South) including Woodstock. Victoria County History. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-19-722774-9. 
  3. ^ Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 691. ISBN 0-14-071045-0. 
  4. ^ Archbishops' Council. "Benefice of Hanborough and Freeland". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Leigh, Chris (June 1996). "A State Occasion". Steam World (108): 50–1. 
  6. ^ Hanborough Manor Church of England School
  7. ^ Oxfordshire Federation of Women's Institutes

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