Caversfield

Caversfield is not a typical village as it comprises merely a village church in the grounds of Caversfield House, a large stately home, and a large farm.

Remote from the church, and about a quarter of a mile away close to Bicester Aerodrome, is a housing estate which appears to be a mix of former MOD houses and privately built ones.

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The oldest part of the  parish church, St. Laurence's, is the Saxon ground stage of the bell tower where there is a Saxon window in the south side. The Saxon stage of the tower probably dates from the 10th century. The nave and chancel were rebuilt late in the 12th century. Early in the 13th century the chancel was remodelled again. In the churchyard there is a small Commonwealth War Graves cemetery connected with RAF Bicester.

St. Laurence's is hardly visible from the road and access to it can be difficult because of the busy road. There is no direct vehicle access but parking is permissible on the farm drive opposite.

In March 2013 Bicester Airfield, formerly RAF Bicester, was acquired from the MOD by Bicester Heritage Limited with the aim of developing the UK's first business park dedicated to historic motoring and aviation. They describe it as a "marina-like environment for classic cars, with specialists able to take car of all areas of buying, restoring, running, storing and enjoying".

Caversfield House was built in the 19th century on the site of the former manor house. It is now divided into apartments and partly available for hire as a location.

Caversfield is about 1.5 miles north of the centre of Bicester.

Images of Caversfield:
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