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Shenington

Our school site, in Stocking Lane, is in the picturesque village of Shenington.

 

Shenington, is in the county of Oxfordshire, on the boundary of Warwickshire, about 6 miles North West of Banbury. The village, built atop an ironstone hill, is in the beautiful countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds.

 

The village boundaries are the same as those of the ancient parish in pre-conquest times (before 1066), when Shenington was a detached part of Tewkesbury Hundred in Gloucester. Shenington was only transferred to Oxfordshire in 1844.

 

Sor Brook divides the villages of Shenington and Alkerton, Shenington Brook defines most of the South boundary and the West boundary follows the Edgehill escarpment.

 

The flat land to the West of Shenington was used as a RAF airfield during the Second World War where the experimental jet bomber, Gloster E28/39, took to the air. The airfield was decommissioned after the war and became Shenington Airfield, where Shenington Gliding Club and Shenington Kart Racing Club are now based.

Shenington, 1732 - Based on a map by Robert Whittlesey at Oriel College, Oxford (Source: British History Online)

Shenington, 1732 - Based on a map by Robert Whittlesey at Oriel College, Oxford (Source: British History Online) 1
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