Wootton is a village and civil parish in the Vale of White Horse about 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Abingdon. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to within Oxfordshire. The parish of Wootton includes the hamlets of Whitecross and Lamborough Hill and the western part of Boars Hill. The 2011 Census recorded the parish’s population as 2,709.
The village of Wootton Near Abingdon derives its name from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning ‘the township in the wood’ (It is referenced on various historical maps as WudTun, Wotton, Wood-tun). The origin of the village goes back nearly 1,000 years, when a group of Saxon farmers made a clearing in the woodlands below Boars Hill which in those days covered all the lower slopes of the hill and much of the valley below.
Read more about the history of Wootton Village and the Parish by clicking the following link on the History of the Parish.