Sarsden is a village and civil parish about 3 miles (5 km) south of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. The 2001 Census recorded the parish population as 83.[1]

Sarsden
Thatched cottages at Sarsden - geograph.org.uk - 280102.jpg
Thatched cottages at Sarsden
Sarsden is located in Oxfordshire
Sarsden
Sarsden
Location within Oxfordshire
Population83 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceSP2923
Civil parish
  • Sarsden
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townChipping Norton
Postcode districtOX7
PoliceThames Valley
FireOxfordshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteChurchill and Sarsden
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire
51°54′36″N 1°34′44″W / 51.910°N 1.579°W / 51.910; -1.579Coordinates: 51°54′36″N 1°34′44″W / 51.910°N 1.579°W / 51.910; -1.579

Since 2012[citation needed] Sarsden has been part of the Churchill and Sarsden joint parish council area, sharing a parish council with the adjacent civil parish of Churchill.

Notable buildingsEdit

Sarsden House is a country house, rebuilt in 1689 after it was damaged by fire. In 1795 Humphry Repton landscaped the park, adding a serpentine lake and a Doric temple. In about 1825 Repton's son, the architect GS Repton, remodelled the house for James Langston.[2] The house is a Grade II* listed building.[3]

The Church of England parish church of Saint James was rebuilt in 1760. GS Repton added a cruciform extension to the east in 1823. In 1896 the architect Walter Mills of Banbury remodelled the north transept and added the bellcote.[4]

Sarsgrove House, or the Dower House, is 1 12 miles (2.4 km) northeast of Sarsden. GS Repton remodelled it as a large cottage orné in 1825.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Area selected: West Oxfordshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2010.
  2. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, pp. 752–753.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Sarsden House  (Grade II*) (1367832)". National Heritage List for England.
  4. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 752.
  5. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 753.

Sources and further readingEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sarsden at Wikimedia Commons