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a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire

About Hornton

Hornton is a picturesque village in Oxfordshire, close to the border of Warwickshire and about 3 miles northwest of Banbury. The attractive homes and cottages are built using the local ironstone, which was used in other villages but notably also in buildings such as St Paul's Cathedral in London, Canterbury Cathedral and colleges in Oxford and Cambridge. The local parish church of St John the Baptist dates from the 12th century, and contains some 14th century wall paintings.

Interesting & Historical Facts about Hornton

Hornton stone, a ferruginous limestone, was quarried in several places near the village and, apart from its use in the building of cottages, houses and churches, etc. in Hornton and all the other nearby villages it was also used in buildings such as St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Canterbury Cathedral and university buildings in Oxford and Cambridge.

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