Appleton and Eaton
Appleton lies on a quiet country road which runs from Cumnor to the north east towards Longworth and Hinton
Waldrist to the south west, and which runs virtually
parallel with the busy A420 Oxford to Swindon road. The
road winds through the centre of the village past several
old stone and thatched cottages.
Down a short lane in the centre of the village is the
12th century church of St Laurence which has a Norman
arcade and nave and has grown during the centuries by
additions and restorations.
The 12th century moated manor house stands in the centre
of the village and is still lived in as a family home.
Eaton is a tiny hamlet betwen Appleton and Cumnor which
has little more than a few cottages and a charming pub
whose garden, complete with Aunt Sally pitch is right
beside the road.