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Waterperry, Oxfordshire

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Waterperry, Oxfordshire

Waterperry is a village beside the River Thame about 7 miles east of Oxford in Oxfordshire and close to the county boundary with Buckinghamshire. The Church of England parish church of Saint Mary the Virgin is partly Saxon and has notable medieval stained glass, sculptural memorials, Georgian box pews and memorial brasses. {{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} Waterperry House is a 17th century mansion, remodelled early in the 18th century for Sir John Curson and again around 1820. {{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} It is now a house of seven bays and three storeys with a balustraded parapet and Ionic porch. {{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} The house has extensive grounds, and until 1971 housed the Waterperry School of Horticulture under Beatrix Havergal. The gardens are now a horticultural business and visitor destination. The 8 acres of gardens flower from May until the first frosts. The gardens also include rose and alpine gardens which include the NCCPG collection of Kabschia Saxifrages, a formal knot garden, trained fruit and nursery beds and a riverside walk. The grounds also include nurseries, orchards, plant centre and teashop. Gardening courses are still taught here. The grounds host the annual Art in Action festival of art and craft each July. Notable Waterperry residents include comedian Rowan Atkinson and equestrian writer and trainer Tina Sederholm.
DistrictSouth Oxfordshire
Post townOxford
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyOxfordshire
OS GridSP6206
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01865
Population170 (parish, including Thomley) (2001 census)

Other names by which Waterperry, Oxfordshire has been known in the past

Pereiun ~ Perie

Waterperry, Oxfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Waterperry, par. and township, in co. and 7 miles E. of Oxford - par., 2500 ac., pop. 191; township, 1936 ac., pop. 167; contains Waterperry House, seat.

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