Adderbury Village
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Adderbury is located approx. 3 miles South of Banbury, 2 miles from Bloxham, 10 miles from J10 of the M40 and is 20 miles North of Oxford. The village is divided into two by the Sor Brook.
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Photo of Adderbury VillageThe village name Adderbury has had several changes of spelling - it was Eadburg in the Domesday Book. The parish church of St Mary the Virgin was started in the early 13th century and largely completed by the 15th century.

The tithe barn stands near the church, probably dating mainly from the 14th century. Some village architecture is somewhat grander than that of Bloxham, for example the sixteenth-century manor-house which has diamond-patterned brick chimney-stacks, and the Grange, built by John Bloxham of Banbury for Sir Thomas Cobb in 1682.

There was considerable rivalry between Adderbury and Bloxham which lead to a couple of rhymes:
Bloxham for length,
Adderbury for strength,
And Kings Sutton for beauty.
Bloxham dogs, come to Adderbury to buy your togs.
Adderbury House housed troops in the Civil war when Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester and Prince Rupert of the Rhine were Royalist cavalry commanders there. In the 19th century, Adderbury House was in the posession of Major Larnach and when his Adderbury-trained horse Jeddah  won the Derby at 100-1 and also won at Ascot, the Major gifted the building of the village Institute. This was opened in 1898 and has been the setting of countless village events since then, ranging from early instruction and sewing meetings to the present-day activities.

Adderbury has a strong community spirit and there is a regular diary of clubs and events which include the History Association, Mother's Union, Over Sixties club, Gardening Club, Amateur Dramatics and more. The Banbury West End Lawn Tennis & Squash club welcome new members all the time.  There are a number of watering holes including The Bell Inn,
The Red Lion and The Coach & Horse.
Adderbury Lakes
The Adderbury Lakes area, behind Adderbury House, is owned by Oxfordshire County Council and is officially designated a Nature Reserve. If you visit the lakes, please keep your dogs on a lead and if feeding the ducks, do take home any rubbish you may bring with you. The County Councillor for Adderbury is Keith R. Mitchell who can be contacted on 01295 811257.
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The village of Adderbury is situated on the edge of the Cotswolds in North Oxfordshire. Adderbury is noted for its Church which features an impressive steeple, as well as the many honey coloured Horton stone cottages in the older parts of the village. Visit their Website. Adderbury Village
The 1st Adderbury Scout Troop is THE most popular youth organisation in North Oxfordshire. As well as the weekly meetings every Tuesday night, activities include canoeing, abseiling, mountain biking, caving, microlighting, skiing, hiking AND more.   Visit their Website. 1st Adderbury Scout Troop

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