Horley is an attractive small village on the side of a hill close to the county boundary with Warwickshire. It is a village of golden brown cottages and houses built in the local Hornton ironstone.

The beautiful Grade I listed parish church is the church of St. Etheldreda, which dates from the 12th century has several medieval wall paintings, most of which were uncovered in the mid-19th century. The most important of the wall paintings is a large paitingĀ of St. Christopher. On one of the pillars there is a painting of St. Zita and there are other paintings elswhere which are now fragmentary. The painted rood, rood screen and loft date from the mid-20th century as are the decorations to the pulpit, which depicts scenes from the life of St. Etheldreda. Full details about the church of Etheldreda can be found here.

Horley is about 3 miles north-west of Banbury, west of the B4100.


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