Wroxton

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Wroxton
All Saints Church, Wroxton - geograph.org.uk - 1771681.jpg
All Saints' parish church
Wroxton is located in Oxfordshire
Wroxton
Wroxton
 Wroxton shown within Oxfordshire
Population 530 (parish, including Balscote) (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SP4141
Civil parish Wroxton
District Cherwell
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Banbury
Postcode district OX15
Dialling code 01295
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Banbury
Website Wroxton & Balscote Community Web Site
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire

Coordinates: 52°04′26″N 1°24′00″W / 52.074°N 1.400°W / 52.074; -1.400

Wroxton is a village and civil parish in the north of Oxfordshire about 3 miles (5 km) west of Banbury.

Wroxton Abbey[edit]

Wroxton Abbey is a Jacobean country house on the site of a former Augustinian priory.[2]

Churches[edit]

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.[3]

The tower has a ring of five bells, all cast by Henry I Bagley of Chacombe in 1676.[4] All Saints is now one of eight ecclesiastical parishes in the Ironstone Benefice.[5]

The Roman Catholic church of Saint Thomas of Canterbury was built in 1894. It is unusual in having a thatched roof.

Goodman Methodist Church was built in 1935. It is a member of Banbury Methodist Circuit.

Oxfordshire Ironstone Railway[edit]

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.

Amenities[edit]

The North Arms

Wroxton has two public houses: the North Arms in Mills Lane controlled by Greene King Brewery[6] and the White Horse Inn on Stratford Road. There is also the Wroxton House Hotel, owned by Best Western.[7]

Wroxton Church of England Primary School is in Lampitts Green.[8]

References[edit]

Sources and further readong[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Wroxton at Wikimedia Commons