WHEATLEY Village History

The Most Difficult Village

SAMUEL WILBERFORCE, the bishop of Oxford from 1845 to 1869, described Wheatley as “the most difficult village” in his diocese. One hundred and fifty years ago, it was a place beset with social problems which in our day we might more commonly associate with an inner city. The inhabitants of

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Wheatley Manor House

Manor House

Although we can not be absolutely sure, the Manor House is probably the oldest building in Wheatley. HISTORY Behind the long wall and hedge at the west end of the High Street stands an elegant late Elizabethan mansion.  Dates inscribed on the east wing mark the transformation, by 1601, of

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