The older houses in Wendlebury are constructed from local stone, some of which may have been removed from the ruins of the Roman town of Alchester which is just to the north of the village. A small stream runs through the village, first on one side of the main road and then on the other. Watercress was once harvested from the stream and was sold in local markets.

Right on the edge of the village, very close to the A41 motorway link road, is the parish church of St. Giles. The building has had a chequered history, having been partially demolished and rebuilt several times since the original Norman church was built: the south transept in the 17th century, everything else but the bell tower in the 18th century and the bell tower and 18th century south transept in the 19th century. In the 19th century the remainder of the building was restored. Since the demolition of the tower the three bells have stood in the west end of the nave. The west gable of the nave now has a bell-cot with one bell.

Wendlebury is just off the A41 trunk road about 2 miles south-west of Bicester close to the junction of the A41 and the M40 motorway.


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