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 Village Hall is a popular venue and available for hire. See the website for more information and contact details.
Salford has a thriving pub, The Salford Inn. See its website for more information.St Mary's Church, Salford Village Hall, and The Salford Inn are all closed at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Salford Parish Council: Top row L-R, Steve McBride (Chairman), Nick Hill (Deputy Chairman), Nigel Colston; Bottom row L-R, Rachel Caldin, Carol Ross (Clerk), Hilary McGlynn.
Salford Parish Council Meetings
Our meetings are normally held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in Salford Village Hall, although at the moment all public meetings are suspended. It is likely that virtual meetings will be held on Zoom in the forseeable future, with the next meeting scheduled at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 11 August.
There is a support system in the village for anyone who is vulnerable or needy. Contact Mrs C. Ross, 01608 641414, if you need assistance. Any helpful or important information will be put on the village noticeboards and where appropriate, this website.
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