Wootton
(Vale of White Horse)

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Wootton

Along Sandy Lane in the shadow of Boars Hill is the old village of Wootton, or what is left of it, and it has a sprinkling of thatched cottages and the attractive little parish church, St. Peter's, parts of which date from medieval times. St.Peter's was originally built as a small chapel-of-ease to the mother church at Cumnor.

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The modern village comprises mainly housing estates with a lot of ribbon development spreading back towards Abingdon. In the centre is a small parade of shops and the public house.

The village name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning the township in the wood, Wood-tun. In Saxon times woodland covered all the lower slopes of the hill and much of the valley below.

Oxfordshire has another village called Wootton. the other one being near Woodstock in West Oxfordshire.

Wootton is on the B4017 about mid-way between Abingdon and Oxford.

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