Over Kiddington

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Over Kiddington
OverKiddington Cross&Cottage.JPG
Late medieval preaching cross and 18th century Cross Cottage
Over Kiddington is located in Oxfordshire
Over Kiddington
Over Kiddington
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSP4122
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWoodstock
Postcode districtOX20
Dialling code01608
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°53′53″N 1°24′22″W / 51.898°N 1.406°W / 51.898; -1.406Coordinates: 51°53′53″N 1°24′22″W / 51.898°N 1.406°W / 51.898; -1.406

Over Kiddington is a hamlet in the civil parish of Kiddington with Asterleigh in Oxfordshire, England, about 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Chipping Norton. Over Kiddington is on the main road between Woodstock and Chipping Norton, which since the 1990s has been classified as part of the A44 trunk road (previously the A34). The hamlet is at the crossroads where the minor road to Kiddington village and Ditchley Park house crosses the main road. The crossroads is overhung by a large cedar tree that is a notable landmark.


Over Kiddington has the base and shaft of a preaching cross[1] that may have been erected in the 15th century.[2] The Chequers is a L-shaped house that was built in the 17th century.[3] It used to be a public house[3] but is now a private home. Opposite the cross is Cross Cottage, a stone cottage built in the 18th century.[4] Over Kiddington used to have a post office, but it is now closed.


  1. ^ Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 669. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Wayside Cross at SP 41070 22310 (1198629)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b Historic England. "The Chequers Inn (1053100)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Cross Cottage (1053099)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 January 2012.