Traditionally-styled modern houses
in Sibford Ferris
|Area||4.06 km2 (1.57 sq mi)|
|Population||476 (2011 Census)|
|• Density||117/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|Website||The Sibfords Society|
Sibford Ferris is a village and civil parish about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) west of Banbury in Oxfordshire. It is on the south side of the Sib valley opposite its larger sister village, Sibford Gower. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 476.
Sibford Ferris was part of the parish of Swalcliffe until 1841, when a new ecclesiastical parish of Sibford Gower, with Sibford Ferris and Burdrop was created. The Church of England parish church of the Holy Trinity in Burdrop was built in 1840 to serve the new parish.
Sibford Ferris Manor House was built in the 17th century and remodelled in the 18th century. In 1842 the Society of Friends extended the house and converted it into a boarding school, Sibford School. In the 1930s the main part of the school relocated to buildings south of the village. In the early 2000s the manor was sold for private housing.
There is a water mill on the Sib stream at Temple Mill Farm about 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of the village. It was built in 1830.
Sibford Ferris has a shop and sub-post office that serves all three villages.
- "Area: Sibford Ferris (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
- Crossley 1972, pp. 225–260.
- Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 767.
- Historic England. "Sibford School (Grade II) (1300140)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
- Sibford School
- Historic England. "Mill at Temple Mill Farm (Grade II) (1390652)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
- Crossley, Alan (ed.); Colvin, Christina; Cooper, Janet; Cooper, N.H.; Harvey, P.D.A.; Hollings, Marjory; Hook, Judith; Jessup, Mary; Lobel, Mary D.; Mason, J.F.A.; Trinder, B.S.; Turner, Hilary (1972). A History of the County of Oxford. Victoria County History. 10: Banbury Hundred. London: Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research. pp. 225–260. ISBN 978-0-19722-728-2.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
- Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 766. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
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