Godington
(Cherwell District)

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Godington

Godington is a small village on a quiet lane which leads to the village church and a 17th century farmhouse set within a medieval moat.

Godington was probably first settled by the Saxons; the place-name is derived from Gōdan dūnor perhaps Gōdinga dūn, 'the hill of Goda' or of 'Goda's people.

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The village church, Holy Trinity, is a small Georgian building consisting of a rectangular body without structural division between nave and chance, with a small western tower and a south porch. by 1790 the church was in danger of falling down and a new one was built at the expense of William Fermor, the Roman Catholic lord of the manor, who employed a co-religionist as builder. 

The Old Rectory was built in 1867 replaced an earlier one on a different site which was pulled down but in the 1930's it was sold for use as a private house. Formerly there were a blacksmith's shop near the Rectory and a number of mud cottages.

Godington Hall, on the outskirts of the village, dates from the early 19th century.

The village is known in  equestrian circles because of the Godington Stud, which has bred Trakehner warmblood horses for sports.

Godington is about 5 miles north-east of Bicester.

Images of Godington:
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