Coordinates: 51°55′48″N 1°07′00″W / 51.9299, -01.1167
Stratton Audley

Stratton Audley is located in Oxfordshire
Stratton Audley

 Stratton Audley shown within Oxfordshire
Population 393 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SP6026
Parish Stratton Audley
District Cherwell
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bicester
Postcode district OX27
Dialling code 01869
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Banbury
List of places: UK • England • Oxfordshire

Stratton Audley is a village and civil parish 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northeast of Bicester in Oxfordshire, England.

Parish church[edit | edit source]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Mary and Saint Edburga dates from the 12th century but was largely rebuilt in the 13th and 14th centuries. The Decorated Gothic bell tower was added late in the 14th century.[2] The tower has a peal of six bells,[3] three of which were cast in 1693.[2] St Mary & St Edburga's is now part of the benefice of Stratton Audley with Godington, Fringford with Hethe and Stoke Lyne. The benefice is part of the Shelswell group of parishes.[4]

Secular history[edit | edit source]

The manor house was originally 16th century. It was altered in the latter half of the 17th century and partly rebuilt in the 19th and 20th centuries.[5]

There was some enclosure of land in the parish in the 16th century, and by 1779 the enclosed land totalled 300 acres (120 ha).[2] Arable farming continued on an open field system until an Act of Parliament was passed in 1780 to enable all Stratton Audley's open fields and common lands to be enclosed.[2]

A school was opened in 1808 supported by Sir John Borlase Warren, 1st Baronet, who provided a house and salary for the schoolmaster.[2] New premises for the school were completed and opened in 1837.[2] It was affiliated to the National Society for Promoting Religious Education.[2] In 1929 it was reorganised as a junior school and senior pupils were transferred to the school at Fringford.[2] It became a voluntary controlled school in 1951 and was still open in 1954.[2]

Amenities[edit | edit source]

Stratton Audley has one public house, the Red Lion.[6]

Sources[edit | edit source]

A music festival Livestock takes place annually featuring jazz, folk, swing and other genres. The 2010 festival takes place August 13-15 (

References[edit | edit source]

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