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The highest town in Oxfordshire


Market Square
Town Hall
St Mary's Church
Bliss Tweed Mill
Chipping Norton is a market town in the east of the Cotswold Hills and has the distinction of being the highest town in Oxfordshire.
The town is focused around its Market Square, surrounded by stone cottages, coaching inns, shops and hotels. The town has many fine buildings, including the Town Hall, a row of almhouses and the parish church, noted for its fine brasses and impressive tombs.

Chipping Norton Town Hall.
Photo Reading Tom

A row of Almhouses.
Photo Reading Tom

Pretty Stone Buildings in Chipping Norton.
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St Mary's Church, Chipping Norton.
Photo Reading Tom
It was wool that brought prosperity to the town and a large Victorian Mill sits to the west of the town centre. The Bliss Tweed Mill was built in 1872, operating until 1980, when it was then closed and converted into flats.

Bliss Tweed Mill.
Photo Steve Daniels
Visitor Information
Chipping Norton Tourist Information The Guildhall, Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton, OX7 5NJ. Tel: 01608 643 384
Tolsey Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday and bank holidays, April to October, 2pm to 5pm. Entry is FREE, but donations are invited. 126 High Street, Burford OX18 4QU. Tel: 01993 823 196

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