Welcome to the Parish of Deddington, Oxfordshire
Three villages in one parish

Selected images from the Parish

On the edge of the Cotswolds is the Parish of Deddington, Clifton and Hempton. Accessible from the M40, it's an ideal launch pad for some of England's prettiest villages, grandest country houses and greatest seats of learning. Oxford, Stratford and Blenheim are within easy reach, as are Bicester Village and Silverstone racetrack. With its picturesque honey-coloured houses, history dating from Saxon times, plenty of social activity, a thriving business community and a variety of places to stay, the Parish is a great place to live, work or just visit.


The latest news:

  • What's on in Deddington? - see the parish diary here ...
  • Click here to access the Deddington News magazine, or contact the editor
  • Deddington's new vicar is the Revd Annie Goldthorp. She is to be inducted in the church on Thursday 12 February 2015 at 7.30.
  • Land at Rear of Orchard View and Valley View, St Thomas Street
    An appeal has been lodged against the refusal by Cherwell DC to grant planning permission to build seven houses on the old orchard behind St Thomas Street and Hopcraft Lane. The appeal will be decided by a Planning Inspector following a written representations procedure.
       The proposed entrance is on the bend in St Thomas Street. Oxfordshire County Council made no highways objections to the original application. The proposed new houses would be visible from the raised banks of the Castle Grounds, which are a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

What's new on DoL?

The Churchills of Deddington. A chance encounter between Wendy Burrows and an Australian born descendant of the Deddington Churchills has led to our attention being drawn to a valuable historical record  of this once prominent parish family. A new website article about the family - including links to the newly discovered document and how it came into our possession - can be found HERE.

DoL & DN websites to merge into one new site. Work is in progress to make it quicker and simpler to access these two complementary sites in your browser. Sometime in the New Year a single URL will be promulgated which will take visitors to a new Home page from which can be accessed all the present familiar parts of both sites. The old URLs for each site will automatically direct visitors to the new Home Page. This is still 'in design' but a taster of what it might look like (image only i.e. no working links) can be found HERE.

Contact us

We are always very pleased to hear by email from anyone with suggestions for new material or who would like to be involved with DoL in any way at all.

If you would like to know more about how DoL was created and how it is run please click HERE

Community Forum

Come and have your say on our forum! and read the views of others. The Forum is also read by the Parish Council and will enable them to gain an understanding of opinion. Registration is easy: go to the Forum and follow on-screen instructions. Contact Paul Drawmer if you have problems logging on. Latest topics are:

Street lighting problemsDeddington Discussions
Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031 - updateDeddington Discussions
School Ground Masterplan - updateDeddington Discussions
Thanks from Katharine HouseDeddington News Letters
Deddington Neighbourhood Plan - updateDeddington Discussions