Bucknell, Oxfordshire

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Bucknell StPeter SouthElevation.JPG
St. Peter's parish church from the south-east
Bucknell is located in Oxfordshire
 Bucknell shown within Oxfordshire
Population 249 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SP5625
Civil parish Bucknell
District Cherwell
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bicester
Postcode district OX27
Dialling code 01869
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Banbury
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Coordinates: 51°55′37″N 1°11′10″W / 51.927°N 1.186°W / 51.927; -1.186

Bucknell is a village and civil parish 2.5 miles (4 km) northwest of Bicester in Oxfordshire, England.


After the Norman Conquest of England, William the Conqueror granted the Manor of Bucknell to Robert D'Oyly.[2] In 1300 the Lord of the Manor of Bucknell was Sir Robert d'Amory, father of Roger d'Amory.[2] The present manor house was built in the 17th century, but mostly rebuilt in the 19th century.[3]

Parish church[edit]

St. Peter's parish church from the north-west

The Church of England parish church of Saint Peter has a Norman tower. The nave and chancel were enlarged in the 13th century[2] in the Early English Gothic style. In the 15th century the bell stage was added to the bell tower and the Perpendicular Gothic clerestory was added to the nave.[4] The church's turret clock is of unknown date, but appears to be late 17th or early 18th century.[5]

St. Peter's parish is now part of the Benefice of Bicester, Bucknell, Caversfield and Launton.[6]


Bucknell has a gastropub, the Trigger Pond,[7] that is controlled by the Wadworth Brewery.

Water tower[edit]

Trow Pool water tower seen from the M40, looking south

There is a water tower at Trow Pool,[8][9] just off the road between Bucknell and Middleton Stoney, very near where that road crosses the M40 motorway. It was built in 1909 and is a Grade II listed building.[10] The arches at the base may be compared with those of the nearby, but much older, Chesterton Windmill.



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