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Wootton is a common name which means farmstead or settlement in or near a wood. Wootton was known variously as Wudutune in 958, Oitone and Optone in 1086, and then Wotton, Wotthone and Wutton. In 1227 it was referred to as Wootton with-out Wodestock, and in 1842 as Wootton Whitechurch.

There are a number of routes to travel by road to Wootton, and any good local map will give you various options depending on which direction you are coming from. Here is just one suggested route via Bletchingdon. Using the M40. at Junction 9 (one hour north of London approx, one hour south of Birmingham approx), turn on to the A34 towards Oxford. Exit the A34 at Islip/Bletchingdon, and turn right on to the B4027 towards Bletchingdon. Stay on the B4027 through Bletchingdon, and continue on for five miles to reach Wootton.