Geography and History
of the Village of Freeland
Name: Freeland (after Medieval Frithland)
Location: About 2 miles North of Eynsham, 5 miles East of Witney and about 9 miles North West from Oxford centre.
Population 1,500 (570 houses)
Height above Sea Level: 100 - 110 metres
Short History: Freeland was founded as a , probably originating around the site of the present Elm Farm, near a wood called the Frith in the 13th century.
For a more detailed history see .
The older part of the Village lies around the Green and by the two Churches, with Blenheim Lane and Pigeon House Lane leading off from this area. are found either side of Wroslyn Road (the main road through the Village) which were built in the latter half of the twentieth century. These include: Parklands, Church View, Walkers Close, Broadmarsh Lane, the Blowings, Woodlands, Websters Close, Hurst Lane, Nash Lane, Oakland Close, Busby Close and (most recently) the Dawes on the A4095 Witney Road and Willoughby Fields at the site of the former garage on Wroslyn Road.
Facilities: There are two Churches: and the ; a modern ; a Pub: ; a Guest House: ; a school: and a residential .
Wroslyn Road looking toward the Green
The old Pump on the Green
Freeland Nursing Home
Photos © Peter Newell 2013