The Cotswolds - Chipping Norton

06th August 2015


As I'm in the middle of quite an extensive commission for the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, a local government run website and annual tourist guide, documenting the local towns and villages found in this part of the country, I've decided to start a regular series of blog posts with some of the images I've captured on my travels, and first up is the bustling town of Chipping Norton.

Chipping Norton is the highest town in Oxfordshire, The town's name means 'market north town', with "Chipping" (from Old English cēping) meaning 'market'. Chipping Norton began as a small settlement at the foot of a hill on which stood the motte-and-bailey Chipping Norton Castle. Only the earthworks of the castle remain.

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