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Thatched cottages at Sarsden - - 280102.jpg
Thatched cottages at Sarsden
Sarsden is located in Oxfordshire
Location within Oxfordshire
Population83 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceSP2923
Civil parish
  • Sarsden
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic countyOxfordshire
Post townChipping Norton
Postcode districtOX7
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteChurchill and Sarsden
List of places
51°54′36″N 1°34′44″W / 51.910°N 1.579°W / 51.910; -1.579Coordinates: 51°54′36″N 1°34′44″W / 51.910°N 1.579°W / 51.910; -1.579

Sarsden is a village and civil parish about 3 miles (5 km) south of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. The 2001 Census recorded the parish population as 83.[1]

Since 2012[citation needed] Sarsden has been part of the Churchill and Sarsden joint parish council area, sharing a parish council with the adjacent civil parish of Churchill.

Notable buildings[edit]

Sarsden House is a country house, rebuilt in 1689 after it was damaged by fire. In 1795 Humphry Repton landscaped the park, adding a serpentine lake and a Doric temple. In about 1825 Repton's son, the architect GS Repton, remodelled the house for James Langston.[2] The house is a Grade II* listed building.[3]

The Church of England parish church of Saint James was rebuilt in 1760. GS Repton added a cruciform extension to the east in 1823. In 1896 the architect Walter Mills of Banbury remodelled the north transept and added the bellcote.[4]

Sarsgrove House, or the Dower House, is 1+12 miles (2.4 km) northeast of Sarsden. GS Repton remodelled it as a large cottage orné in 1825.[5]


  1. ^ "Area selected: West Oxfordshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2010.
  2. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, pp. 752–753.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Sarsden House  (Grade II*) (1367832)". National Heritage List for England.
  4. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 752.
  5. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 753.

Sources and further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Sarsden at Wikimedia Commons