Beckley and Stowood, Oxfordshire

There will be a Chuch Open Day on Saturday 11 May from 2 to 6pm for everyone who would like to explore what we now have - and - what Beckley's Oldest Resident could (and should?) have.   Volunteers will be on hand to offer assistance or help - the tea and coffee urn will be on continual boil - and homemade cakes available.   A lot has happened recently - more will be happening over the summer.  Learn - Share - Celebrate!         


We hope that visitors to this site will find it both useful and enjoyable. The purpose of the site is to provide an insight into the village and the activities which go on in and around the parish. Further links and information will be added as time goes by and all suggestions to improve the site are most welcome.

Beckley and Stowood is a small, quiet parish situated in Oxfordshire, England. We have a fine church, The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, built in stone in 1150 in the late Norman style replacing the original Saxon building that was made of wood.

The village still retains much of its original character, and is set in rolling countryside with outstanding views over Otmoor and the Oxfordshire countryside.

The village suggests roots back to Roman times with a Roman road now called Sand Path, and there is a reference to the village in the Doomsday Book, where it is listed as Bechelie, Oxenefscire.

The total number of people on the electoral roll is 478. Read more about About Beckley