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St. Martin's parish church
Bladon is located in Oxfordshire
 Bladon shown within Oxfordshire
Population 898 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference
Civil parish Bladon
District West Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Woodstock
Postcode district OX20
Dialling code 01993
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Witney
List of places

Bladon is a village and civil parish on the River Glyme about 6 12 miles (10.5 km) northwest of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, notable as the burial place of Sir Winston Churchill. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 898.[1]


  • Places of worship 1
    • St Martin's church 1.1
    • Methodist church 1.2
  • School 2
  • Amenities 3
  • References 4
  • Sources 5
  • External links 6

Places of worship

St Martin's church

The Church of England parish church of Saint Martin was originally 11th or 12th century, and its south porch had a Norman doorway. However, the old church was demolished in 1802 and a new building completed in its place in 1804. This in turn was completely rebuilt in 1891 to designs by the Gothic Revival architect A.W. Blomfield.[2]

The parish of St Martin's includes Blenheim Palace, the family seat of the Duke of Marlborough. Most members of the Spencer-Churchill family are interred in St. Martin's parish churchyard at Bladon; only the Dukes and Duchesses are buried in the Blenheim Palace chapel. Blenheim Palace is also the birthplace of Winston Churchill, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1940–45 and again 1951–55. Like his parents, he too was buried in St. Martin's parish churchyard after his death in 1965; his wife Clementine was buried in the same grave after her own death 12 years later.[3]

Methodist church

Bladon Methodist Church, built in 1877

A Methodist congregation was established in Bladon by 1820 and built its first chapel in 1843.[4] In 1877 a new chapel was built copying the Early English style of the 13th century.[2] It is now Bladon Methodist Church[5] and belongs to the Oxford Methodist Circuit.[6]


In 1858 the

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External links

  • Crossley, Alan;  
  • Sherwood, Jennifer;  


  1. ^ "Area: Bladon (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics".  
  2. ^ a b c d Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 459.
  3. ^ "Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill". Find a Grave. 1 January 2001. 
  4. ^ Crossley & Elrington 1990, pp. 34-35.
  5. ^ Bladon Methodist Church
  6. ^ Oxford Methodist Circuit
  7. ^ a b c Crossley & Elrington 1990, p. 35.
  8. ^ Bladon Church of England Primary School


Bladon has one public house, the White House, controlled by Greene King Brewery.

Bladon Tea Room


[8] primary school.Church of England Since 1954 the school has been a [7]

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