Nether Worton



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Worton means a farmstead by a bank or slope, and Nether means lower. Nether Worton has a sister village, Over Worton. Around 1050-2, Worton was known as Ortune, and by 1086 as Hortone.

To travel by road to Nether Worton, take the M40 and exit at Junction 10 (one hour and five minutes from London approx, 55 minutes from Birmingham approx). Take the B430 to Middleton Stoney, turn right at the traffic lights there on to the B4030. Carry straight on to Lower Heyford, and turn left at the crossroads towards the railway station, still on the B4030. When you reach the traffic lights at Hopcrofts Holt, turn right towards Banbury. Shortly you will reach a double carriageway, and see a turn on the left to Duns Tew. Turn left towards Duns Tew, and carry on through Duns Tew, bearing left towards Sandford St Martin. Follow this road, and you should shortly see a signpost for Over Norton on the right. Carry straight on for about a mile further, and you will reach a crossroads with a 'big house'. This is Nether Worton. Turn right at the crossroads to find St James, the parish church, on the left.