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
Population 148 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SP5600
Civil parish Baldons
District South Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
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 Henley
Website Baldons Parish Council
List of places

Coordinates: 51°42′11″N 1°10′48″W / 51.703°N 01.180°W / 51.703; -01.180

Toot Baldon is village and in the Baldons civil parish about 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Oxford in Oxfordshire. Until 2012 Toot Baldon was a separate civil parish. 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 no called the Mole Inn.[10]

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


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Former parish school

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