The northern half of the Cherwell district consists mainly of soft rolling hills valleying down towards to River Cherwell, whilst the southern half of the district around Bicester is much flatter. The principal town is Banbury and other settlements include Bicester and Kidlington.

Registered Parks and Gardens

In the list below, click on ‘Historic England’ to see the Register entry in the National Heritage List for England. Click on ‘Parks and Gardens UK’ to see the entry in the Parks & Gardens database, curated by Hestercombe

Broughton Castle (Grade I) –  Historic EnglandParks & Gardens UK

Kirtlington Park (Grade I)  –  Historic EnglandParks & Gardens UK

Middleton Park (Grade II) – Historic EnglandParks & Gardens UK

Wroxton Abbey (Grade II*) – Historic England,  Parks & Gardens UK

Yarnton Manor (Grade II) – Historic England,  Parks & Gardens UK

Quaker Meeting House Gardens

Recreational Parks

Capability Brown research project (CB300)

Walled Kitchen Gardens