The earliest known record of Boars Hill (or Boreshill) is from the 12th century. The greater part of Boars Hill was historically a manor of the parish of Cumnor until the 19th century when the parish of Wootton was formed.
Although the Boars Hill post-code covers a much larger area the community tends to be located on the Ridgeway, Sandy Lane, Yarn Way and Old Boars Hill. It has its own Boars Hill Association and publishes a regular newsletter.
The names derives from the 14th Century “Boreshulle” or “Boreshill”. There is a legend of an Oxford Scholar reading a book on the hill when a boar raced towards him and would have killed him if the scholar was not quick-witted enough to force the Greek Classical book in to the boars mouth.
Read more about the history of Boars Hill by clicking the following link on the History of the Parish.