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Waterperry is located in Oxfordshire
Waterperry shown within Oxfordshire
Population 170 (parish, including Thomley) (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SP6305
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Oxford
Postcode district OX33
Dialling code 01865
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website Waterperry
List of places
51°45′11″N 1°05′28″W / 51.753°N 1.091°W / 51.753; -1.091Coordinates: 51°45′11″N 1°05′28″W / 51.753°N 1.091°W / 51.753; -1.091
Waterperry, Oxfordshire (1803)
by William Alfred Delamotte

Waterperry is a village beside the River Thame about 7 miles (11 km) east of Oxford in Oxfordshire and close to the county boundary with Buckinghamshire. The Church of England parish church of Saint Mary the Virgin is partly Saxon and has notable medieval stained glass, sculptural memorials, Georgian box pews and memorial brasses.[2]

Waterperry House is a 17th-century mansion, remodelled early in the 18th century for Sir John Curson and again around 1820.[3] It is now a house of seven bays and three storeys with a balustraded parapet and Ionic porch.[3]

The house has extensive grounds, and until 1971 housed the Waterperry School of Horticulture under Beatrix Havergal. The gardens are now a horticultural business and visitor destination, Waterperry Gardens.[4] The 8 acres (3 ha) of gardens flower from May until the first frosts. The gardens also include rose and alpine gardens, which include the NCCPG collection of Kabschia Saxifrages, a formal knot garden, trained fruit and nursery beds and a riverside walk. The grounds also include nurseries, orchards, plant centre and teashop. Gardening courses are still taught here. The grounds host the annual Art in Action festival of art and craft each July.[5]


The 2011 Census incorporated the figures of Waterstock into an output area accordingly used to enlarge Waterperry's civil parish definition due to the small population of Waterstock.[6]


  1. ^ "Area: Waterperry with Thomley CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
  2. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, pp. 826–828.
  3. ^ a b Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 828.
  4. ^ Waterperry Gardens.
  5. ^ Art in Action: Waterperry House and Garden Tours
  6. ^ Parish: Key Statistics: Population. (2011 census In particular the maps annexed to both definitions and data sets are identical. Retrieved 2016-05-04.

Sources and further reading

External links

  • West Gallery Churches: Oxfordshire Waterperry St Mary the Virgin
  • Waterperry Gardens
  • Art in Action
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