Banbury

market town and civil parish on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England

Banbury is a market town on the River Cherwell in northern Oxfordshire, England. [1] It had a population of 43,867 at the 2001 census. Although this figure has increased greatly in recent years.[2][3] Banbury is part of the Cherwell district. The Member of Parliament for Banbury is Victoria Prentis. Banbury played an important part in the English Civil War prior to the Battle of Edge Hill, as shown by The Reindeer inn (December 2005).

Map showing where Banbury is.

Heavy clay and Ironstone deposits surround Banbury.

The Oxfordshire Ironstone Railway (the O.I.R.) was the local railway line from Banbury to the nearby ironstone quarry at Wroxton. It was open from 1917 to 1967.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "The history of Banbury, Oxfordshire". www.information-britain.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  2. "Home - Office for National Statistics". www.ons.gov.uk.
  3. "Banbury Community profile of Health and Wellbeing evidence" (PDF). Oxfordshire City Council. Retrieved 20 August 2020.

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