Cropredy Village

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Our Village

The village of Cropredy has its roots in Anglo-Saxon times and its name is thought to be derived from the Old English word "croppe" - meaning hill and "ridig" - small stream. The village and its manor were mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) and before the Reformation it was part of the estate held by the Bishop of Lincoln.

The picturesque Oxford Canal and the River Cherwell run in parallel on the south east border of the village. The Canal opened in 1790 and there is evidence of a former coal wharf, corn granary and brickworks, all of which used barges to transport their goods. The Toll Office still stands by the narrow section of the canal where an oak beam was lowered until the tonnage had been established and the tolls paid.

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin dates from the 13th Century with additions in the 14th and 15th centuries. There is evidence of an earlier Church on the same site. The South Chapel is dedicated to St. Fremund who, according to legend, was the son of Offa of Mercia. Further information on the history of Cropredy is available here

GP Surgery

Defibrillator

Horton Hospital

Cropredy Primary School


The Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin

The Methodist Chapel

Photo Galleries of Cropredy

Village Amenities

Bus services to and from Cropredy

The Bridge Store

Local Pubs

The Brasenose Arms

The Red Lion

Village Post Office

Village Hall

Local Walks

Fairport's Cropredy Convention