North Moreton

North Moreton is an attractive quiet village in the south of the county. To the north of the village across the fields are the Sinodun Hills, topped by the Wittenham Clumps, which provide fine views of the River Thames and the Oxfordshire landscape.

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Many of the houses in North Moreton date from the 15th and 16th centuries, despite a fire in 1807 which destroyed a quarter of the village including one side of the main street.

The Church of All Saints dates from the 14th century, with some parts dating from the 13th century. The font is 12th century. It is thought that in the Cromwellian period the lords of the manor were relations of Oliver Cromwell, and this led to an unusually high number of marriages being performed in All Saints church, so North Moreton became acceptable for church weddings when nationally they were forbidden!

At the end of the sixteenth century there was a witch-craft case in the village when the allegedly-bewitched Anne Gunter went before the Court of Star Chamber and King James I.

North Moreton is off the A4130 between Wallingford and Didcot.

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