Chipping Norton named as one of the best places to live in Britain
Chipping Norton has always been able to boast its picturesque setting, high profile residents and easy access to the Cotswolds. It has a rich history having been established around a thriving market in 1205, receiving its charter seal in 1606 and now has been recognised as the one of the 30 best places to live in Britain.
We have always known that Chipping Norton is an ideal location to live which is why we included it as one of the top places to live in our Area Guide.
There is a lot going on in this small town: it boasts a theatre, bookshops, art galleries, a museum and antique shops. Chipping Norton has one of the finest parish churches in the county, a medieval Guildhall, some quaint back lanes and beautiful Georgian houses. The town boasts a strong community spirit with market days, farmers markets and community events.
Conveniently located between Banbury and Oxford there is also a train station in Kingham with services to London Paddington and Hereford.
The town’s personality in three words: Bountiful, lively, fun
If the town were a celebrity: Jeremy Clarkson
If the town put on a party: A jazz festival
Claim to fame? Current and past residents have included.
- Ronnie Barker, resident after retirement from show business in 1987.
- Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear presenter, journalist and writer.
- Keith Moon, The Who drummer once owned the Crown and Cushion Hotel in High Street.
- Dominic Sandbrook, historian.
- Reverend Edward Stone, discoverer of aspirin, was a curate in the town.
- Rachel Ward, actress.
- David Cameron whose constituency home is in nearby Dean.
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This spacious 2 bed property is located in the heart of Chipping Norton and is a short walk from the High Street. This property comes with a large back garden and a garage for parking.
This property is a converted Victorian school finished to a high standard and located a short walk from Chipping Norton centre. There is a split-level living room with a spiral staircase to a study area. The property comes with off road parking for 2 vehicles and a courtyard garden.