Mrs Claire Ferens – Headteacher
Hill View Primary School
Hill View Crescent
Telephone: 01295 251205
Absence Line: 01295 227149
Absence Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any queries please contact Mrs Gregory, Mrs Paynton, Mrs Preest in the school office on the number above or using our contact form below.
Information Line: 01295 227148
Fax: 01295 258455
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Banbury is an historic market town in the north of the county of Oxfordshire surrounded by beautiful countryside. It is recorded in the Domesday Book and its history dates back more than a thousand years to Saxon times.
Historic Banbury is famed for many things, namely its cakes, the nursery rhyme “Ride a Cock Horse” and the Oxford Canal. The name Banbury derives from “Banna”, a Saxon chieftain said to have built a stockade there in the 6th century, and “burgh” meaning settlement. By the time of William the Conqueror ‘Banesberie’ was mentioned in the Domesday book. In the 13th century it had grown to become an important wool trading centre bringing wealth to the local population. In 1628 the town was ravaged by fire which destroyed many buildings, though some have survived to the present day. The opening of the Oxford Canal in 1790 connecting Banbury with the Midlands bought new industries and growth which continued with the arrival of the railways.
Today Banbury is an expanding market and industrial town experiencing growth as a direct benefit of its proximity to the M40 motorway linking London to Birmingham via Oxford. The surrounding area is known informally as Banburyshire and covers the north half of the Cherwell district and neighbouring areas. As Banbury lies near the Oxfordshire border, “Banburyshire” includes parts of beautiful rural Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.