the centre of Sunningwell near the manor house is the
parish church, St Leonard's, parts of which date from
the 13th century. Other parts of the church date from
the 14th and 15th centuries and the unusual heptagonal
porch built, in a mixture of Gothic and Renaissance styles,
dates fom the 16th century.
the church, on the other side of the village pond, is
School of Art, housed in the former village school.
a celebration of the Millennium, the village now holds
a bi-annual festival of music and arts which unusually
takes place in the centre of the village on a stage built
on the pond!
village name is derived form an Old English personal name
'Sunna', coupled with the words 'inga' (people of) and
'wella' (spring or stream).
Sunningwell lies on a minor road
a mile or so north of Abingdon, just north of the A34,
a mile or so south of Boars Hill.