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Farmoor StMary 1.jpg
St Mary's parish church
Farmoor is located in Oxfordshire
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSP4507
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townOxford
Postcode districtOX2
Dialling code01865
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteFarmoor Village
List of places
51°45′40″N 1°21′07″W / 51.761°N 1.352°W / 51.761; -1.352Coordinates: 51°45′40″N 1°21′07″W / 51.761°N 1.352°W / 51.761; -1.352

Farmoor is a village 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of the centre of Oxford, England. The village was part of Berkshire until the 1974 local government boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire. The village is 550 yards (500 m) from Pinkhill Lock on the River Thames. Farmoor has a village shop, filling station and a small business park called Farmoor Court. Historically the Farmoor area was called the tything of Stroud. Farmoor Common was an open field within the tything. It is now submerged under the reservoir.[1] The village was developed in the early decades of the 20th century and took its name from the Common.

Farmoor is part of the parish of Cumnor, and until the 20th century parishioners worshipped 2 miles (3 km) away at the Church of England parish church of Saint Michael, Cumnor. There is now the church of Saint Mary, Farmoor[2][3] that was built as a chapel of ease. Farmoor Reservoir was built in 1967 and extended in 1976. It has a number of wetland nature areas. BBC Television used Oaken Holt Rest Home in Eynsham Road, Farmoor as a location for the 1990s sitcom Waiting for God.[4]

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  1. ^ "Fieldnames". Cumnor Parish Record. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Farmoor St Mary, Farmoor". A Church Near You. The Church of England. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  3. ^ Brian Curtis. "Farmoor St Mary". Oxfordshire Churches & Chapels. Brian Curtis. Archived from the original on 3 December 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Waiting for God: Location Details". British TV Comedy. Retrieved 30 May 2010.

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Grid reference grid reference SP450070