Over Norton
(West Oxfordshire)

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Over Norton

Over Norton is a small but pretty village built on a hill on the edge of and overlooking Over Norton Park. Main Street is a mixture of Cotswold cottages and newer housing.

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The village church is the Church of St. James. The church building is easily missed as, unusually, from the outside it has the appearance of a cottage.

Over Norton Park, which has been in the hands of the Dawkins family since 1726, stands in well-wooded grounds of some 90 acres. The house was rebuilt in Tudor style in 1879 and is now a commercial farm.

In the centre of the village is a very ornate drinking fountain which was built as a tribute to members of the Dawkins family. The drinking fountain was supported by scaffolding at the time of my visit.

A mile to the east of the village near the roundabout is a Bronze Age barrow.

Over Norton is about three quarters of a mile north of Chipping Norton.

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