The North Oxfordshire village of Tackley lies in the Cherwell Valley, 8 miles North of Oxford and just 3 miles from the town of Woodstock. The name Tackley is probably derived from ‘tack’ (from the pre 7th century Danish ‘tacca’), meaning sheep or ewes, and the Anglo-Saxon ‘leah’ (-ley), meaning a glade, clearing or enclosure. As we often have sheep in the fields in the middle of the village it’s good to see that some things don’t change.
Tackley has a great sense of community, most effectively demonstrated by the community run village shop. The village has a main line railway station, with regular trains to and from Banbury, Oxford and London, and is about 1 mile from the Oxford Canal. As you enter the village you pass St Nicholas Church, which has been there since Saxon times. A traditional green with a fine old oak tree forms the centre of the village. Tackley is a mixture of old cottages, converted buildings and modern houses, and a population of just under 1,000 residents.
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Tackley from a bygone age, before the current Village Hall and some of the newer roads and houses were built.
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Take a tour of Tackley, starting at the Village Green -click here to launch Google Maps Street Viewin a new window
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Mark McIntyre has set up a webpage which is displaying live weather data recorded from his weather station in Tackley. You can view charts which are recording temperature, rainfall, wind speed, etc., in real time and adding to the historic data. Click here to view the weather station data