Web Design: Geoff Roynon
Last Update: 28th November 2021
Welcome to the new Horspath Village website.
After many years of hard work creating, updating and maintaining the website, our webmaster, Heather Palmer,
is taking a well-earned retirement.
I've taken the opportunity to redesign the website layout and have removed content that is no longer relevant or is held on other local websites. This includes content that relates to Horspath Parish Council as this is now held on their new website, and details about the Horspath Hub have also been removed as these will be found on their new website (see the 'Contact Info' page for links).
If you have any comments or find any mistakes/problems, please contact me here:
The ancient village of Horspath, active since before 1066, nestles on the slopes of Shotover, one mile outside the boundary of Oxford City and surrounded by Green Belt land. The old bridle-path joining the London Road through the neighbouring village of Wheatley gave the Anglo-Saxon name of "Horsepadan". In the Domesday Book it was recorded in 1086 that "Gilbert holds of Roger 5 ½ hides in Horspadan". With time "Horsepadan" became "Horsepath", but in 1912 the Parish Council changed to the unique form, "Horspath". The earliest existing Parish Register for "Horsepath" dates back to 1561.
St Giles Church