All Saints' parish church
Wroxton shown within Oxfordshire
|Population||530 (parish, including Balscote) (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|Website||Wroxton & Balscote Community Web Site|
Wroxton is recorded as having a church in 1217, but the present Church of England parish church of All Saints is early 14th century. A Perpendicular Gothic clerestory and porch were added early in the 15th century. The bell tower was designed by Sanderson Miller and in 1748, paid for by Lord North, who owned Wroxton Abbey.
Oxfordshire Ironstone Railway
An ironstone quarry northwest of the village was opened in 1917 and worked heavily during the Second World War. It had its own railway, the Oxfordshire Ironstone Railway, that linked it to the Great Western Railway near Banbury. The quarry and its railway closed in 1967. A newer quarry close by is now served by road transport only.
Wroxton has two public houses: the North Arms in Mills Lane controlled by Greene King Brewery and the White Horse Inn on Stratford Road. There is also the Wroxton House Hotel, owned by Best Western.
- "Area: Wroxton CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
- Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 862.
- Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 860–861.
- Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers
- St Peter's Church Hanwell: The Ironstone Benefice Churches
- The North Arms
- Wroxton House Hotel
- Wroxton C of E Primary School
Sources and further readong
- Lobel, Mary D; Crossley, Alan, eds. (1969). A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 9. Victoria County History. pp. 171–188.
- Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 860–862. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
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