Chipping Norton in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

Bliss Mill, Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton

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Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton Norton is located 11 miles north of Burford in probably one of the least explored and commercialised areas of the Cotswolds.

Bliss Mill in Chipping NotonKnown locally as 'Chippy', the bustling market town of Chipping Norton is the highest town in Oxfordshire at approximately 700ft above sea level.

This lofty position gives Chipping Norton commading views across traditional Cotswold countryside, not least across the valley to Bliss Mill, a landmark dating back to 1872.

The word "Chipping" means market, revealing the town's past importance as a commercial centre for the Evenlode valley. Other examples os this use of Chipping includes Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire and an area of Tetbury known as The Chippings.

In mediaeval times, when the Cotswolds were one of the wealthiest parts of England due to the production of wool, Chipping Norton grew in importance and many of the mediaeval buildings built as a result remain in the town centre. There are also many buildings dating from the 18th century.

The 2001 census records the resident population of Chipping Norton as 5,972.

The late Ronnie Barker once ran an antiques shop in Chipping Norton and motoring journalist Jeremy Clarkson lives close by.

Local attractions include the Rollright Stones at Great Rollright.

Chipping Norton Accommodation

Crown and Cushion Hotel, High Street. Chipping Norton
The Crown and Cushion Hotel is a Cotswolds Hotel with Leisure and Conference facilities providing Accommodation in Chipping Norton and ideal for Cotswolds Holidays and Short Breaks. The Hotel is situated in Chipping Norton at the heart of the Cotswolds countryside in Oxfordshire. Originally a 15th-Century Coaching Inn, its traditions of hospitality and hostelry date back to 1497.

Today The Crown and Cushion, privately owned and run by its Proprietors Alan Whitehead and Stefan Schmitter, is a modern fully functioning Cotwolds Hotel, Conference and Leisure Centre offering guests the finest in fresh local produce and the ultimate in comfort and luxury. The Hotel has been awarded a Gold Award by the Green Tourisim Business Scheme for its continious efferds to protect the environment without compromising quality standards.
Telephone: +44 (0)1608 642926

Other Chipping Norton Information

Car Parks in Chipping Norton
There are free public car parks in New Street, High Street and Albion Street, with varying time limits.

How high is Chipping Norton above sea level
Chipping Norton is approximately 700ft above sea level.

Page last updated 03/02/2018 16:55:40

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