5 minutes from Chipping Norton,

Oxfordshire, OX7 6NA





We are now closed after a busy 2014 season.

Hope to see you next year! We shall open on Sunday 22nd March until the end of September.



2014: Exhibition about the history of local farming - in addition to permanent displays about the sons of Churchill village (please see other pages on our website for details).  

We also have a comprehensive range of local and family history resources for viewing digitally at our work station and in hard copies. 

Items for sale include CDs of local census returns, booklets about Warren Hastings and William Smith and local topics.

The full list of local publications is on the CONTACT US page. 


We are delighted to announce the publication of an updated history of the parish by Ralph Mann. 

The book is complemented by an illustrated trails leaflet, which has been produced in conjunction with Oxford Geology Trust. 

If you would like a copy of either of them, please send an email to and we will arrange to send you a copy.



Ralph Mann's lucid history of Churchill and Sarsden describes the parish's long and surprisingly rich past.    




Four walking trails in and around the villages of Churchill & Sarsden.  Richly illustrated with photographs, geological data, details of William Smith village connections and local history. 








Available at the Heritage Centre, these three leaflets have been compiled especially for children so that they can

make the most of their visit to the centre and to the village.

(1) History Trail in Churchill Village

(2) Children's Quiz in the Churchill Heritage Centre

(3) Children's Word Search in the Churchill Heritage Centre 

50p each





Where there's a will there's a way and thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, via the Heritage Centre, a team of volunteers has recently taken part in a fascinating course to transcribe local 17th century probate records.  Very few of the surviving wills have been studied before and they contain a wealth of information about Churchill and Sarsden families and their homes.  When they are transcribed, they will reveal a valuable source of local history which will be available at the Heritage Centre and online.


                                                   Volunteers learning how to decode Secretary Hand at the special course in Churchill village, with tutor Adrienne Rosen 


For any queries about the Churchill and Sarsden Heritage Centre, please email or telephone 01608 658603