In The Area
The settlement of Cropredy is mentioned in the Domesday Book and was the site of the Civil War ‘Battle of Cropredy Bridge’ in 1644. With the building of the canal system between 1769 and 1790, trade arrived at the village. The canal was originally constructed to transport goods from the Midlands to Oxford, and then via the River Thames to London.
The village of Cropredy lies in the Cherwell valley some five miles north of Banbury and Junction 11 of the M40 Motorway. The Oxford Canal and the River Cherwell flow in parallel through this popular village.
In modern times, leisure has become the focus of the inland waterways, and Cropredy has proved a very popular stopping point along the canal network. There are excellent moorings, both temporary and permanent, together with a water point and waste disposal facilities. A very well stocked waterside shop provides a variety of supplies and the newly opened cafe, The Mulberry Cafe, is open every day except Mondays. It’s located on The Green in the village. www.themulberrycafe.co.uk
To learn more about this historic village, visit the excellent village website!
Local places of interest –
Broughton Castle, Banbury OX15 5EB
Home of the Fiennes family, Barons Saye & Sele
Castle, moat and gardens
Farnborough Hall, Banbury OX17 1DU
An 18th century country house estate with gardens and parkland.
Sulgrave Manor, Banbury OX17 2SD
The ancestral home of George Washington
Upton House & Gardens, Banbury OX15 6HT
Extensive Art Collection, fine porcelain and fine gardens
Burton Dassett Country Park. CV47 2AB
Unspoilt, rolling hills – that’s what you will discover at Burton Dassett Hills. Whether you are walking, flying a kite or just sitting in your car, the magnificent views from these hills are breathtaking.
British Motor Museum. Gaydon, Warwickshire. CV35 0BJ
The world’s largest collection of historic British cars.
Museum, collections , displays and much more.
Tel: 01926 641188 Mon – Fri 7am – 5pm and Sat – Sun 10am – 5pm
Hook Norton Brewery Tours. Hook Norton. OX15 5NY
Sitting in its beautiful, mellow Cotswold Hills landscape, Hook Norton is a proudly independent and passionate family business that takes the very best of its handcrafted brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approach, to create a range of real ales for today’s drinkers to enjoy.
Cotswolds Distillery. Stourton, Shipston-on-Stour. CV36 5HG
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty famous for its horticultural heritage and set in five acres of beautiful Cotswolds countryside, our state of the art distillation equipment is running seven days a week. Distillery, shop and tours.
Useful Telephone Numbers
Doctor: Cropredy Surgery: 01295 758372
Hospital: Horton General: 01295 275500
North Banbury Veterinary Centre: 01295 262332
Hawthorn Lodge Vet Surgery: 01295 259446
St. Mary The Virgin Church, Cropredy: 01295 750744
The Methodist Church, Cropredy: 01295 262602
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Banbury: 01295 262073
Bridge Stores, Cropredy: 01295 750372
Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Castle Street, Banbury
Banbury Gateway Shopping Park, Acorn Way, Banbury
Supermarkets in Banbury: Tesco, Iceland, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Somerfield, Aldi, Co-op.