The town started life as a small village in a clearing in Wychwood Forest. The town was made prosperous during the 18th century thanks to it's glove making industry. In the attractive town nowadays, there are many fascinating old buildings to see and many shops and country inns.
The small Market Town of Charlbury is snugly situated in the Evenload valley well away from busy main roads. It looks across the valley to the fine 600 acre Cornbury Park estate almost surrounded by the great woodlands of Wychwood Forest.
There is a busy calendar of events in Charlbury including an annual Street Fair and Beer Festival.
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William Harrison was a later Quaker clockmaker at Charlbury. A longcase clock that he made in about 1770 is known to survive. Another longcase clock by Harrison is in the Charlbury Society Museum. In 1792 Harrison installed the turret clock at University College, Oxford.
St John the Evangelist is Victorian, built in 1868/9 to replace an 18th century church close by....
Cornbury Park, on the edge of the town, was originally one of the royal hunting lodges for the Wychwood Forest. The present house, mainly 16th and 17th century, is not open to the public but hosts a number of public events including the Wilderness Festival.
Charlbury Primary School has been our biggest beneficiary, but we support a wide range of community groups and projects in the Charlbury area and beyond. More recently we have allocated a proportion of our funds each year to a hand-picked good cause helping children in the developing world.
Do you have mistletoe in your garden? Complete this simple form online to record your findings . Survey to produce a baseline to assess possible changes in the distribution of mistletoe due to predicted future climate change effects. So far mistletoe has been found on approximately 900 trees in southern Oxfordshire, with approximately 3,300 mistletoe clumps noted.
Charlbury Town Football Club plays in Witney and District Football League Premier Division. Charlbury Cricket Club plays in Oxfordshire Cricket Association League Division 1. Charlbury has a Women's Institute.
Read why an intrepid couple travelled 4,000miles from America (more than once!) to help out at the Charlbury Beer Festival.
After years of planning and fundraising, construction of the £2million Charlbury Community Centre is set to begin...
We aim to promote a better understanding of our local countryside, food, energy, travel, and the wider implications for our planet's limited resources and climate change. We provide a list of things that can be shared by other groups or individuals in Charlbury so that we can work together better as a sharing community . . . and save money and resources in the process. Websites are always "work in progress" so come back regularly to see what's new.
The largely perpendicular church of St Mary was heavily restored by the Victorians and blends in well with the nearby stone-fronted shops and inns.
Surrounded by large fenced lawns, The Lido at Chipping Norton is the perfect day out for the...
Charlbury Museum, opened in 1962, is a local museum run by the Charlbury Society.
Unfortunately, Cultivate has now closed their online shop and are very sorry to disappoint their many customers in Charlbury. However they are continuing with their mobile veg van in Oxford which operates Thursdays to Sundays.
Parts of the present building date from the 12th century, though a Saxon church may have existed...
The Bull Inn, Sheep St, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3RR
Ruins of a large 15th century manor set around a courtyard. Situated in attractive settings on the...
The remains of a large and well-built Roman courtyard villa facing south east over the Evenlode...
Many Quakers in Charlbury were distrained for refusing to pay the Church Rate. In 1660 a Chadlington Quaker who attended the Charlbury meetings was jailed for refusing to swear the Oath of Allegiance and in 1663 Henry Shad, a Quaker schoolmaster, was barred from teaching.
Street Fair Auction; Charlbury Neighbourhood Forum - results from the Survey; David Cameron to stand down as Charlbury's MP; Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Charlbury Community Centre; Latest planning applications to West Oxfordshire District Council
Charlbury located 6 miles North of Witney in the English County of Oxfordshire
St Peter's Church in Wilcote is probably of 12th century origin but with a significant Victorian...
Live music has always been a key part of the Beer Festival’s success and this year did not disappoint! Thank you to all of the band's for a wonderful show and thank you to all of you for dancing late into the night!
The calendar below covers environmental/sustainable/ethical events happening in Charlbury and beyond. If you would like to offer a lift to an event outside Charlbury then please contact us and we'll flag it up.
Our new canopy is now complete. The canopy provides a wonderful space that can be used all year round. Click for more school news.
Built in 1826, All Saints has a west tower that is a slimmer version of the tower of Magdalen...
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Southill Community Energy is delighted to report that the community-owned solar farm installation will begin next week...
Thank you to Falk Schieber for his photos of CBF 2013.
In 1856 the Gothic Revival architect G.E. Street had the galleries removed and the church refitted with new pews, and in 1874 the chancel was rebuilt to the designs of another Gothic Revival architect, Charles Buckeridge. Early in the 1990s an extensive reordering saw the pews removed and the main altar moved to the west end.
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Fresh asparagus is now on sale from Medley Manor Farm . They have a stall in the field alongside Binsey Lane (a turning off the Botley Road in Oxford) which is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 6.30pm.
Charlbury (/ˈtʃɑːrlbᵊri/ or /ˈtʃɔːrlbᵊri/, local /ˈtʃɔːwbri/) is a small town and civil parish in the Evenlode valley, about 6 miles (10 km) north of Witney in West Oxfordshire. It is on the edge of Wychwood Forest and the Cotswolds. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 2,830.
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