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Middleton Cheney - the Village and Locality

Orchard Close is a select development of spacious individual homes sited near the heart of the historic village of Middleton Cheney. Although technically in Northamptonshire, Middleton Cheney lies within an Oxfordshire postal district, and the nearest town is Banbury, almost three miles to the west.

In recent years Middleton Cheney has benefited from a significant bypass on the neighbouring A422, and this has saved the heart of this ancient settlement from the busy traffic that once thundered along the main road. Although quieter, Middleton Cheney retains many useful facilities, and is a thriving and very active community.

Transport connections in the area are excellent. Junction 11 of the M40, linking London with Birmingham, via Oxford, is just two miles away, and there are excellent rail connections from Banbury Station, with direct services to Paddington (via Oxford) and Marylebone (via Bicester), and to Birmingham and the south coast. The A34 at Brackley (7 miles) offers swift connections to the M1 at Northampton.

Middleton Cheney | Edward Burne-Jones | Pre-Raphaelite Stained GlassEducation & Services
Middleton Cheney has its own a pre-school and primary school, and the Chenderit secondary school is also located within the village. There is a variety of shops, including a Post Office and a pharmacy, two popular pubs, a café, a small supermarket, and several other small concerns. Middleton Cheney boasts a well-supported Village Hall and Parish Meeting Rooms, in addition to a library, doctors' surgery and a busy veterinary practice.

There are three churches in the village, The parish church of All Saints dominates the skyline for miles around, and is a fine example of early Medieval architecture. Originally built in 1302, the church is famed for its association with the Arts & Crafts movement of the late nineteenth century. Under the direction of George Gilbert Scott and the designer William Morris, the ceilings of the church were painted in 1865. There are also fine examples of Pre-Raphaelite stained glass by Edward Burne-Jones, dating from the 1870s. The village also has a Baptist church and the New Life Community Methodist Church.

The village supports number of small to medium sized businesses, including a garage, a classic motorcycle specialists, a dance school, an automotive repair specialist, a cookery school, plumbing and heating engineers, and two professional photographers.

Middleton Cheney Cricket ClubSports
In addition to the 18-hole golf course at Cherwell Edge, the village of Middleton Cheney is actively involved in a diverse range of sports. There is a football club, founded over a century ago, and the Middleton Cheney Cricket Club also has a ladies team. There are clubs for lawn tennis, badminton, bowls, various marshal arts, and the village has extensive playing fields.

The population of Middleton Cheney is just under 3000. More details of this popular village can be found on the Parish website.

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Middleton Cheney | Photo by Marcus Potts
Middleton Cheney Cricket Club
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