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Chipping Norton Town Information




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Bliss Mill, with Chipping Norton in the distance beyond - Photo © Pam Brophy
Bliss Mill, with Chipping Norton in the distance beyond
Photo: Pam Brophy CCL

The highest town in Oxfordshire and once a very important centre of the wool trade, Chipping Norton was given a charter by King John to hold a fair to sell wool.



This later changed to a Mop Fair for the hire of servants and this tradition of street fairs is still held each year in September. There is a small lively Theatre in Spring Street, and the town is well known for its antique trade.