North Moreton

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North Moreton
NorthMoreton OldManorCottage.jpg
Thatched cottages in Church Street
North Moreton is located in Oxfordshire
North Moreton
North Moreton
North Moreton shown within Oxfordshire
Area 4.45 km2 (1.72 sq mi)
Population 328 (2011 Census)
• Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU560895
Civil parish
  • North Moreton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Didcot
Postcode district OX11
Dialling code 01235
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website North Moreton
List of places
51°36′07″N 1°11′31″W / 51.602°N 1.192°W / 51.602; -1.192Coordinates: 51°36′07″N 1°11′31″W / 51.602°N 1.192°W / 51.602; -1.192

North Moreton is a village and civil parish about 2 miles (3 km) east of Didcot. It was part of Wallingford Rural District in Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to the new South Oxfordshire District of Oxfordshire. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 328.[1]

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of All Saints was built in the 13th century and the chantry chapel of the Stapleton family was added in the 14th century. This has geometrical tracery, carving outside, and an east window filled with 14th century stained glass showing the Passion of Christ and incidents in the lives of the Virgin Mary, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Nicholas.[2] All Saints' is a Grade I listed building.[3]

The west tower has a ring of five bells. The fourth bell was cast at Wokingham, Berkshire in about 1350. Joseph Carter of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry cast the tenor bell in 1591. Ellis I Knight of Reading, Berkshire cast the treble bell in 1641. Richard Keene of Woodstock cast the third bell in 1684. Thomas II Mears of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry cast the second bell in 1817. All Saints' has also a Sanctus bell cast by Lester and Pack of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in 1757.[4]

All Saints' parish is part of the Benefice of the Churn.[5]


North Moreton has a pub, the Bear at Home.[6]


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