Wroxton Abbey, Wroxton, Nr. Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX156QQ, UK
Telephone: 01295 730551 Email:reception@wroxton-college.ac.uk

 
     
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Wroxton Abbey is situated in the former ancestral home of Lord North in Oxfordshire. The Abbey is located in the picturesque Village of Wroxton bordering the Cotswolds, the rural heart of England, 17 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. This Midlands region is rich in both urban and rural landscapes. Its influence in modern and historic Britain is hard to exaggerate.

Birmingham is 40 miles to the north; it is Britain’s second largest city. Oxford is 26 miles to the south; it is the home of Britain’s oldest university. Between these two cities are thousands of acres of the finest agricultural land, the ancestral homes of a score of great English families, and two important towns: Stratford-Upon-Avon and Banbury.

Wroxton village is two and one-half miles from Banbury. Although the village is small, it supports three churches (Church of England, Roman Catholic, and Methodist), a good hotel, and two public houses. "One of the most beautiful villages in the country," wrote E. R. Lester in his short history of Wroxton.

Around the small pond in the center of the village stand fourteenth through twentieth-century homes. They are built mainly of local honey-brown Horton Stone and roofed in decorative thatch.

Wroxton Abbey is a fully modernized Jacobean mansion on 56 acres of its own lawns, lakes and woodlands. Originally constructed as an Augustinian priory in 1215, Wroxton Abbey has accommodated several British monarchs and notables such as Theodore Roosevelt. It is now home to Wroxton College of Fairleigh Dickinson University and features classrooms and seminar rooms, conference facilities, the library, fully modernized student lodging facilities, and computer laboratories.