Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Woodstock is a market town and civil parish, 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Oxford in West Oxfordshire in the county of Oxfordshire, England. The 2011 Census recorded a parish population of 3,100.[2]


Woodstock Town Hall
Location within Oxfordshire
Population3,100 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSP4416
 London62 miles (100 km)
Civil parish
  • Woodstock
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWoodstock
Postcode districtOX20
Dialling code01993
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteWoodstock Town Council
List of places
51.845°N 1.354°W / 51.845; -1.354
Arms of Woodstock Town Council
CrestOut of a Ducal Coronet Or an Oak Tree proper leaved Vert.
BlazonGules the Stump of a Tree couped and eradicated Argent and in chief three Stags' Heads caboshed of the same all within a Bordure of the last charged with eight Oak Leaves Vert.
SupportersOn either side a Savage proper wreathed about the head and loins with Oak Leaves Vert holding over his exterior shoulder a Club proper.
MottoRamosa Cornua Cervi [1]

Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is next to Woodstock, in the parish of Blenheim. Winston Churchill was born in the palace in 1874 and buried in the nearby village of Bladon. Edward, elder son of King Edward III and heir apparent, was born in Woodstock Manor on 15 June 1330. In his lifetime he was commonly called Edward of Woodstock, but is known today as the Black Prince. In the reign of Queen Mary I, her half-sister Elizabeth was imprisoned in the gatehouse of Woodstock Manor.

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