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The parish of Wootton has a heritage dating back to medieval times when it provided the fertile farming land sandwiched between Abingdon, one of the oldest towns in Britain, and Oxford the City of Dreaming Spires and the home of the oldest university in the English speaking world. The parish still performs the same role to this day of supporting the Green Belt which prevents Oxford and Abingdon coalescing into a single conurbation.
Have a question about whether or not you’re in Wootton Parish Near Abingdon?
We’re aware that Wootton Parish has an irregular boundary that seems to cut off certain areas. These split areas are historic boundaries dating back in some cases a thousand years. Numerous boundary reviews have been conducted in the last 20 years but the responses and conclusions have always maintained the status quo. You can see images of these areas of contention in the slideshow above or you can view details maps of the boundary line direct on The Ordnance Survey’s website which is held as the definitive source of the boundary by clicking this link.
For the avoidance of doubt the Parish of Wootton includes the Village of Wootton and the hamlets of Whitecross, Lamborough Hill, and the Western part of the hamlet of Boars Hill. It does not include the hamlets of Dry Sandford, or Henwood or the villages of Sunningwell or Shippon.