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Burdrop is located in Oxfordshire
Burdrop shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SP3537
Civil parish
Shire county
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
Website The Sibfords Society
List of places
52°02′17″N 1°28′44″W / 52.038°N 01.479°W / 52.038; -01.479Coordinates: 52°02′17″N 1°28′44″W / 52.038°N 01.479°W / 52.038; -01.479

Burdrop is a village in Sibford Gower civil parish, about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) west of Banbury in Oxfordshire. Burdrop is contiguous with Sibford Gower and sometimes considered part of the village.

Burdrop's toponym means the "hamlet near the burh", which implies it was near a fortified settlement.

Parish church[edit]

Burdrop was part of the parish of Swalcliffe until 1841, when a new ecclesiastical parish of Sibford Gower, with Sibford Ferris and Burdrop was created.[1] The Church of England parish church of the Holy Trinity was built in 1840 to plans by the architect H.J. Underwood. It is a cruciform Gothic Revival building that emulates an Early English Gothic style.[2] The porch was designed by W.E. Mills and added in 1897.[3]

Public houses[edit]

In 1782 Burdrop was recorded as having two pubs: the Old Inn and the Wykeham Arms. (In fact the latter is in Sibford Gower.) The earliest known record of the Bishop Blaize Inn dates from 1816. Its namesake is Saint Blaise, an early 4th-century Armenian bishop who is the patron saint of wool-combers.[1]

By the 21st century the Bishop Blaize Inn was the only pub in Burdrop still trading as such. It changed hands in 2006 and has been closed since 2007. Its owners then applied seven times for planning permission to convert the pub into a house, but Cherwell District Council declined all the applications. In 2014 the owners were convicted of having used the pub solely as a house without planning permission for three months in 2013, and were ordered to pay £17,000 court costs.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Crossley 1972, pp. 225–260.
  2. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 767.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of Holy Trinity  (Grade II) (1184512)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Bishop Blaize appeal is turned down". Banbury Guardian. Johnston Press. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bishop Blaize owners told to pay £17,000 for planning breach". Banbury Guardian. Johnston Press. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 


External links[edit]

Media related to Burdrop at Wikimedia Commons