Swalcliffe Village

Swalcliffe, is a small village in the north of Oxfordshire, England on the edge of the Cotswolds. It is one of several small villages (including Tadmarton and Broughton) on the B4035 road between Banbury and Shipston-on-Stour. The village has a parish church dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, a village hall, a pub (The Stag’s Head), several cottages and houses, and a large area of woodland and fields. There is also a boarding school, Swalcliffe Park School, for boys with special educational needs. Just to the north of the village lie the site of an Iron Age hill fort, Roman villa at Swalcliffe Lea (site only), and line of the old Roman Road, now a bridleway.

Your Parish Councillors are:

  • Steve Gandy (Chairperson)
  • Ryan Smith
  • Victoria Taylor
  • Ken Hodkinson
  • Martin Collett
  • Stephen Warrington
  • Nicola Borkmann

Parish Clerk –  Christine Coles


The Woodland Play and Picnic Area was opened on the March 12 2019, by the Chair of Swalcliffe Parish Council, Neil Urquhart, in less than ideal weather conditions.

The result of a four-year community-driven project which started with Swalcliffe Park School generously leasing some of their land for the park, followed by the process of gaining planning permission and securing funding from local stakeholders including Cherwell District Council’s Community Infrastructure Capital Funding programme which provided a grant for £14,200. Located in the heart of the village it provides a unique opportunity for children to play, learn and enjoy the rich biodiversity of native woodland. It has also been designed to arouse curiosity in the natural environment and encourage kids to explore the wildlife all around them. The woodland park also provides a quiet space for older members of the community to sit and enjoy the natural surroundings.
Swalcliffe Woodland Play Park Opening

Swalcliffe Woodland Play Park Opening

For more on the project CLICK HERE