North Newington

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North Newington
North Newington is located in Oxfordshire
North Newington
North Newington
Location within Oxfordshire
Area4.47 km2 (1.73 sq mi)
Population324 (2011 Census)
• Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSP4139
Civil parish
  • North Newington
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBanbury
Postcode districtOX15
Dialling code01295
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
WebsiteNorth Newington's Website
List of places
52°03′18″N 1°23′24″W / 52.055°N 1.390°W / 52.055; -1.390Coordinates: 52°03′18″N 1°23′24″W / 52.055°N 1.390°W / 52.055; -1.390

North Newington is a village and civil parish in northern Oxfordshire, England, about 2 miles (3 km) west of Banbury. The 2011 Census recorded the parish population as 324.[1]

The parish is nearly 2 miles (3 km) miles long east – west and about 1 mile (1.6 km) wide north – south. Sor Brook, a tributary of the River Cherwell, forms part of the eastern boundary of the parish and the B4035 road forms part of the southern boundary. The village is just west of Sor Brook, about 430 feet (130 m) above sea level.


North Newington used to be a township in the parish of Broughton. It is still in the Church of England ecclesiastical parish of St Mary the Virgin, Broughton. The parish church is in the grounds of Broughton Castle, 1 mile (1.6 km) south of North Newington.

North Newington's most notable historic building is Park Farm House, which has buttresses and other features from the 14th or 15th century.[2] Park Farm has also a 17th-century circular dovecote.[3][4]


A village school was built in 1853 and is now Bishop Carpenter Church of England primary school.[5] The school celebrated its sesquicentenary in 2003 with an open day at which it invited former pupils to return and share memories. This was combined with a Village History Day which showed how the village has developed since records began.[citation needed]

North Newington has a 17th-century public house, The Baker's Arms,[6] which currently trades as the Blinking Owl. The village used to have another 17th-century pub, the Roebuck,[7] which is now a private house.


  1. ^ "North Newington Parish". Local Area Report for areas in England and Wales. nomis. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Park Farmhouse and attached washhouse/outbuilding range  (Grade II) (1300873)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Dovecote approximately 50 metres west south west of Park Farmhouse  (Grade II) (1046872)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  4. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 498.
  5. ^ Bishop Carpenter CE Primary School
  6. ^ Historic England. "Baker's Arms public house  (Grade II) (1200196)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  7. ^ Historic England. "The Roebuck public house  (Grade II) (1369557)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 December 2019.

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