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.

Latest News

Two vacancies exist in the office of Parish Councillor for Horspath.
Applications should be sent to

Parish council Casual Vacancy -Notice
Parish council Casual Vacancy -Notice

South Oxfordshire District Council
More help available for people to pay food & energy bills.
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Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards are carrying out free testing of
electric blankets during September & October.
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Electric Blanket Testing

Have Your Say on Transport Proposals in Oxford
Oxford traffic filters leaflet Aug 2022

Horspath Parish Council Newsletter
HPC – Newsletter May 2022


The Parish Council

The meetings, functions and archives of the Parish Council.

Latest Parish News & Information

Report a problem, monthly news reports, events, travel information, local maps and other useful information.

Community Facilities & Services

Infomation of local amenities and facilities, and detail on how to hire.

Community Organisations and Services

Details of all the local organisations in the Parish.