Villages

The SHINE Bicester site also covers the following villages. If your business is located in any of them, then you too could take advantage of  an enhanced presence on the site.

Caversfield

Caversfield dates back to the time of the Roman Occupation. The name is thought to have been was derived from Cafer, indicating an enclosure, or covered/protected place and -feld.

The parish of Caversfield,  entirely surrounded by Oxfordshire, was included in the county of Buckinghamshire until the 19th century when by Acts of parliament it  was transferred to Oxfordshire.

The village is approximately 1 mile to the north of Bicester.

Chesterton

The village, to the West of Bicester, has Saxon origins, although its name is Roman, meaning “Farm by a Roman Fort”. The Roman Road known as Akeman Street runs through the village. Originally there was a mill and woodland, plus stone for building material.

The early village centred around the church, old manor house and village green.

Launton

Launton, to the east of Bicester, appears in history at the time of the death of Edward the Confessor in  1065.  At this point he endowed the newly-built Westminster Abbey with the income from  some of his estates, including Launton.

The village has two public houses offering meals, a post office, butcher’s shop, along with a frequent daytime bus service connections to Bicester, Oxford etc.