Toot Baldon

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Toot Baldon
TootBaldon StLawrence ParishChurch.JPG
St Lawrence' parish church
Toot Baldon is located in Oxfordshire
Toot Baldon
Toot Baldon
Toot Baldon shown within Oxfordshire
Area 4.48 km2 (1.73 sq mi)
Population 148 (2011 census)
• Density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
OS grid reference SP5600
Civil parish
  • Toot Baldon
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Oxford
Postcode district OX44
Dialling code 01865
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website Baldons Parish Council
List of places
51°42′11″N 1°10′48″W / 51.703°N 01.180°W / 51.703; -01.180Coordinates: 51°42′11″N 1°10′48″W / 51.703°N 01.180°W / 51.703; -01.180

Toot Baldon is a village and in the civil parish about 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Oxford in Oxfordshire. Since 2012 it has been part of the Baldons joint parish council area, sharing a parish council with the adjacent civil parish of Marsh Baldon. The 2011 Census recorded its population as 148.[1]


"Toot" is derived from an Old English word for "a look-out place".[2] "Baldon" is derived from the Old English for "Bealda's Hill".[3]


The Church of England parish church of Saint Lawrence was built mostly in the 13th century.[4] It was restored to designs by the Gothic Revival architect Henry Woodyer in 1865.[5] The church is a Grade II* listed building.[6] There is a monument to the 1965 Little Baldon air crash in the north aisle of the church.

Court House Farm is partly 16th century.[5][7] Toot Baldon manor house was built in the 17th century[5] and is Grade II* listed.[8]

A parish school was built in the 19th or early 20th century. It has since closed and the building is now a private house.


Toot Baldon has a pub. It used to be the Crown[9] but is now called the Mole Inn.[10]

Toot Baldon and Marsh Baldon share a cricket club.[11]


Sources and further reading[edit]

Former parish school

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