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Welcome to Bampton in Oxfordshire

The home of the fictitious Downton of Downton Abbey fame and Hugh de Singleton Mel Starr's medieval surgeon. This website is now run by the Parish Council and is intended to be a community news site so it will no longer accept commercial advertising. However if you want further details of local opportunities for advertising please see www.bamptonbeam.co.uk. If you find that anything is incorrect or you have any news that you think may be of interest to our readers please let us know by contacting webmaster@bamptonoxon-parishcouncil.gov.uk 


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Monthly Meeting
7pm 14 Oct 2020
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There are no facilities in the Cemetery for hand washing

The water is not drinking quality water

Please remember to observe the required social distancing measures and all other government requirement


Mon-Fri 09.00- 17.30
Sat 09.00 - 12.30


 BAMPTON PHARMACY NEW OPENING HOURS Mon - Fri 9.30 am - 12.30pm, 2pm - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 12.00 pm


 The Downton Abbey Village of Bampton: Documentary featuring Hugh Bonneville


Emergency Response Plan
Volunteers Wanted


See what your village has to offer




 Message in a bottle



Bampton Parish Council Cemetery Hedging

Bampton Parish Council has recently purchased some land adjoining the Cemetery for the purpose of extending it, as space in the existing part of the Cemetery is becoming limited.

The Council have decided to surround this land with hedging and trees.

We would like to give Bampton residents and friends the chance to dedicate part of the hedge which will be made up of trees and shrubs kindly donated by the Woodlands Trust, to a departed loved one.  This will become a memorial hedge.

The names of those dedications will be displayed on a plaque at the entrance of the Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to come and plant a tree or shrub personally and the event will be held in November (date to be confirmed on posters and social media).

If you would to be part of the event you can either email


or write details required in a letter which can be put in an envelope marked “Cemetery” and post it through the Town Hall letter box.

Details required for either letter or email are:

  • Contact details of person wishing to dedicate a tree
  • Full name of the deceased
  • Date of birth and date of death of the deceased

All dedication requests must please be made by 1st November 2020

Due to the Government restrictions for Covid –19 we will give each family a time for the planting and numbers that can attend nearer the time depending on Government advice. A risk assessment and protective measures will be in place for this event to protect attendees.


Mercury Close playpark will be open from Tuesday 8th September from 9am-5pm daily, see attached poster for information and regulations.

No 19 Bus Service Timetable 1 Sep 2020


No 19 bus

Bampton Parish Council Events

Bampton Recreation Ground Events & Availability