Salford is a small Oxfordshire village set in farmland about 1.5 miles from the historic market town of Chipping Norton. 

The Shakespeare's Way long-distance trail leads across the fields from Chipping Norton to Salford and crosses the small brook, a tributary of the River Evenlode, which some think gives Salford its name (from the Old English Sealhford, meaning the ford by the willow trees).  Another possibility is that the name comes from an old salt track, a route used by traders carrying salt from the Midlands to London.  The salt route later became a turnpike road and then the A44.

The history of Salford goes back as far as the 8th Century.  There were two manors here at the time of the Norman Conquest.  The most interesting historical building is the 12th century parish church, St Mary's, which stands at the western end of the village.  There is more information on St Mary's Church on the Home drop-down menu, and current services may be found by clicking here .  





Salford Parish Council has five Councillors: Nick Hill (Chairman), Steve McBride (Vice-Chairman),  Rachel Caldin, Nigel Colston, and Hilary McGlynn. The Clerk is Mrs Sylvie McKay.

Salford Parish Council Meetings

Meetings are normally held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in Salford Village Hall. 

Members of the public are welcome to attend.  




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Photos of previous village events may be seen by clicking on the arrow next to 'Home' at the top of this page and then clicking on 'Photo Gallery'.   For information on St Mary's Church click on the arrow next to 'Home' at the top of this page and then on 'St Mary's Church'.                               Click here  for The Salford Inn - our traditional country pub.