Bloxham

Bloxham is a large village of dark honey-coloured cottages built in the local ironstone. It has a smart bustling High Street with several local shops behind which are narrow lanes lined with historic ironstone cottages and the village still retains much of its medieval street plan.

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Church Street is dominated by the impressive looking church, the Church of St. Mary, Our Lady of Bloxham. Its 14th century tower and spire is a local landmark and said to be the highest in Oxfordshire. The earliest surviving parts of St. Mary's are 12th century but only fragments remain from this period. Fragments of mediaeval wall paintings survive inside St. Mary's, including a Doom painting over the chancel arch and St. Christopher over the north doorway.

Also in the centre of the village are the equally impressive looking buildings of Bloxham School, a co-educational boarding and day school for children 11 - 18 years old.

A small thatched building just to the south of the church, known as the Court House, was built in 1689 on the site of the former Town House, it now the Bloxham Village Museum.

Bloxham is about 3 miles south-west of Banbury on the A361 Banbury to Chipping Norton road.

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