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Ducklington is a village and civil parish on the River Windrush south of Witney in West Oxfordshire.


Ducklington is one of the first Saxon parishes to be recorded in Oxfordshire. In a charter of AD 958 King Edgar the Peaceable granted at Ducklington to his Minister, Eanulf. The toponym "Ducklington" may originate from "Ducel's Farm" or "the farm of the sons of Docca", but it is locally thought to have originated from the central duck pond, where many ducks and ducklings have lived for centuries. After the Norman Conquest Ducklington became a possession of Robert D'Oyly, a Norman nobleman who took part in William I's conquest of England. The Dyve family then held the Lordship of Ducklington throughout the 13th and 14th centuries, living there until early in the reign of Edward III.

The Church of England parish church of Saint Bartholomew The Gothic Revival architect E.G. Bruton restored the building in 1871. The bell tower has a ring of six bells including one cast by Henry Bagley of Chacombe in 1732.

The village also has a Baptist Chapel.

The former village schoolhouse was built in 1858. The modern Ducklington Church of England Primary School is across the...
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