The ancient village of Horspath, active since before 1066, nestles on the slopes of Shotover, one mile outside the boundary of Oxford City and surrounded by Green Belt land. The old bridle-path joining the London Road through the neighbouring village of Wheatley gave the Anglo-Saxon name of “Horsepadan”.

In the Domesday Book it was recorded in 1086 that “Gilbert holds of Roger 5½ hides in Horspadan”. With time “Horsepadan” became “Horsepath”, but in 1912 the Parish Council changed to the unique form, “Horspath”. The earliest existing Parish Register for “Horsepath” dates back to 1561.

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General Election 2024 – Information
General Election Poster 2024

Wildlife Conservation Area – Volunteers required to carry out repairs!
If you are able to assist please email the Parish Clerk:-
Background information is available at:- Horspath Parish Council 2023 – Wildlife Conservation Area
Proposed work plan: HPC Wildlife Conservation Area Volunteers – work plan 2023

South Oxfordshire District Council – Cost of Living Support Information
Cost of Living leaflet
Oxfordshire County Council – Cost of Living Support
our dedicated cost of living page
South & Vale District Councils – Help is at hand for people finding it hard to pay for food & energy bills.


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