Wootton, Vale of White Horse
St. Peter's parish church
Wootton shown within Oxfordshire
|Population||2,632 (parish, 2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|District||Vale of White Horse|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Oxford West and Abingdon|
|Website||Wootton and Dry Sandford|
Wootton is a village and civil parish in the Vale of White Horse about 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Abingdon. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire. The parish of Wootton includes the hamlets of Henwood and Lamborough Hill and the western part of Boars Hill.
The Church of England parish church of Saint Peter was built in the 14th century, from which time the Decorated Gothic east window of the chancel survives. In the 15th century the nave was rebuilt with Perpendicular Gothic windows. The south door and porch are 16th century and the chancel arch may have been rebuilt in the 18th century.
Until the 19th century Wootton was part of the parish of Cumnor. The first vicar of Wootton was appointed in 1885. Wootton was united in a single benefice with St. Helen's, Dry Sandford in 2000.
The village is the site of the newly refurbished Wootton Business Park, and two new housing estates. There are a few shops in Wootton, including two convenience stores, a pharmacy, and a chip shop. There is also a dentist, general medical practice, a hairdresser, a bathroom shop, a carpet shop and Sign-a-Rama. Wootton's social amenities include the Bystander public house, a Royal British Legion club, and a community centre where various activities take place, such as local school fêtes and a local bingo.
Wootton is the home of Wootton and Dry Sandford Football Club. The Club was established in 1946 and currently play in Division 1 of the North Berks Football League. They are the current holders of the North Berks Cup.
- "Area: Wootton CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
- Page & Ditchfield 1924, pp. 398–405.
- Pevsner 1966, p. 313.
- "The Parish Churches of The Villages of Wootton and Dry Sandford, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK". Wootton and Dry Sandford. The Benefice of Wootton and Dry Sandford. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
- Wootton School
- "Wootton Business Park". Oxfordshire, UK. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
- Wootton and Dry Sandford FC
- North Berks Football League
- Page, W.H.; Ditchfield, P.H., eds. (1924). A History of the County of Berkshire, Volume 4. Victoria County History. pp. 398–405.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1966). Berkshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 313.
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