Sibford Ferris

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Sibford Ferris
Walford Road, Sibford Ferris - - 334687.jpg
Traditionally-styled modern houses
in Sibford Ferris
Sibford Ferris is located in Oxfordshire
Sibford Ferris
Sibford Ferris
Location within Oxfordshire
Area4.06 km2 (1.57 sq mi)
Population476 (2011 Census)
• Density117/km2 (300/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSP3537
Civil parish
  • Sibford Ferris
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBanbury
Postcode districtOX15
Dialling code01295
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteThe Sibfords Society
List of places
52°02′02″N 1°28′48″W / 52.034°N 01.480°W / 52.034; -01.480Coordinates: 52°02′02″N 1°28′48″W / 52.034°N 01.480°W / 52.034; -01.480

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.[1]


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.[2] Sibford Ferris Manor House was built in the 17th century and remodelled in the 18th century.[3] In 1842 the Society of Friends extended the house and converted it into a boarding school,[3] Sibford School.[4][5] 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.[citation needed] 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.[6] Home Close[3] was designed and built in traditional Cotswold style by the Arts and Crafts movement architect M. H. Baillie Scott in 1911.


Sibford Ferris has a shop and sub-post office that serves all three villages.


  1. ^ "Area: Sibford Ferris (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  2. ^ Crossley 1972, pp. 225–260.
  3. ^ a b c Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 767.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Sibford School (Grade II) (1300140)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  5. ^ Sibford School
  6. ^ Historic England. "Mill at Temple Mill Farm (Grade II) (1390652)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 February 2015.


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