Welcome to Woodcote

Woodcote Correspondent

The latest issue of the Woodcote Correspondent is available to download here.

Village Sign

Selected photographs on this website courtesy of Alan Copeland.

Village History

Woodcote - Portrait of a South Chiltern Village

Did You Know ?

  • The 100 foot steel mast at Greenmore was erected after the Second World War for radio and television experiments - obviously successful.
  • Miss Maggie Beeson retired as postmistress in 1945. She lived to be 104 and was the oldest bellringer in Britain.
  • Sites where there have been public houses or beer houses include Rifleman Cottage, Shrivels Hill; Chestnuts, Checkendon and The Folly, South Stoke Road.
Woodcote - Portrait of a South Chiltern Village

Read more about the history of Woodcote from the ice age to the present day in this excellent book by Woodcote resident Vicky Jordan. Price £1 from the library.

South Oxfordshire Archaeological Group

SOAG are an active local archaeology group involved with fieldwork projects and local historical research, including a study of Woodcote's ponds in conjunction with Woodcote Conservation Group. For more information visit our website - www.soagarch.org.uk.

Woodcote War Memorial Project

The Woodcote Memorial Project is researching the lives of the men named on the war memorial, with the aim of producing a book.

Woodcote Memorial Project Logo

More details.

A History of RAF Woodcote, 70MU, Goring Heath

A detailed history of RAF Woodcote, 70MU, Goring Heath, Oxfordshire, 1941-1959 has been researched and prepared by Mike Millichamp as part of ‘The Defence of Britain Project’. This voluntary national project is based at the Imperial War Museum. Mike's research can be studied here.

This website is funded by Woodcote Parish Council. If you would like to contribute or update any part of the site please contact the webmaster - web@woodcote-online.co.uk.