Deddington's Millennium Map was launched in November 2000. This ambitious project was three years in the making, and involved a specially commissioned aerial survey, painstaking hand colouring, artistic illustrations, historical research and computer technology. The images are snapshots of Deddington, Clifton and Hempton at the end of the twentieth century, and informed by the past. It received an initial loan from the Parish Council; not only was it able to repay this from the proceeds of sales but then went on to make a significant profit which has contributed to the funding of many other parish projects. The full story of this highly successful project is a tribute to the many talents employed from within the Parish.
Full-size facsimiles of the map, measuring roughly 2.5m by 1.5m, are on public view under the Town Hall and in the Windmill Centre. It comprises six panels: Map of Deddington, Fields and Farms of the Parish of Deddington, Clifton, Hempton, History of Deddington, and Ages of Buildings.
High-quality, colourful reproductions are available for sale:
- Deddington: 594x420mm (c. 23x16in) £5.00 rolled in a tube (+UK p&p)
- Fields and Farms of the Parish of Deddington 420x292mm (c. 16½x11½in) £5.00 each (+UK p&p)
- Clifton and Hempton 420x297mm (c. 16x12in) £5.00 each (+UK p&p)
- Ages of Buildings 292x300mm (c. 11½x12in) £10 each (+UK p&p)
Also available for sale:
- Historical texts (420x297mm) to accompany the Deddington, Clifton and Hempton maps: £1.00
All the above are available from Buffy Heywood +44 (0)1869 338212
Based on the same cartography by Peter Terry, there is a street map which contains just the names of the streets and by-ways in the village. It has Google Maps zoom and pan facilities but is not directly printable and no paper version is currently available for sale.
Discovering Deddington: The first new book on the parish of Deddington for nearly 40 years was published in May 2000. It is about Deddington, Clifton and Hempton at the turn of the millennium - 'three bound together as one' - the meaning of the Old English motto on the coat of arms. The writing is lively and crisp, the drawings, photographs and maps attractive and informative. The book was written, designed and illustrated by a team of local volunteers. It was initially funded by the Parish Council but was soon self-financing.
Discovering Deddington's headings tell of A Walk Round Deddington, Eating and Drinking, Into the Countryside, A Walk Around Clifton, A Walk Around Hempton, Daeda's Wood, Farms and Fields, How to Get Here, Where to Stay and, finally, Village Notice Board - services, clubs and societies.
Copyright © 2000 Deddington Map Group, The Stone House, Market Place, Deddington Oxon OX15 0SD
Retail price £3.00 (+UK p&p) ISBN 0-9538362-0-7
234mmx156mm, 64pp pb, 8pp colour section (37 colour illustrations), 69 line drawings, 37 halftones, 9 maps
Discovering Deddington is available at Deddington Library or on order from Buffy Heywood, Deddington Manor, New Street, Deddington, Banbury OX15 0SS, sending a cheque drawn on a UK bank (made payable to Deddington Map Group) or an International Money Order. Trade enquiries are welcome.
Map Group Leaflets
A series of leaflets was also produced:
- The Churches and Chapels of Deddington, Clifton and Hempton
- A Walk Around Deddington
- The Countryside of the Parish of Deddington
- Farms and Fields of the Parish of Deddington
Copies of leaflets 1, 3 and 4 can be obtained at Deddington Library price 50p each ('A Walk Around Deddington' has sold out) or contact the Secretary Buffy Heywood (01869 338212).