2 bedroom apartment for saleUpper Brook Hill, Woodstock, OX20
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- Fitted kitchen
- Private carport
- Resident Estate Manager
- Personal alarm system
- Attractive landscaped gardens
Woodstock is a particularly sought after town on the edge of the Cotswolds and only 7 miles from the historic city of Oxford. Road communications are excellent via the A34 and A40/M40 as well as regular train services to London Paddington from Long Hanborough and Oxford stations.
The name Woodstock is Old English in origin, meaning a "clearing in the woods", suggesting that English kings would log in the area. The Domesday Book of 1086 describes Woodstock as a royal forest. Æthelred the Unready, king of England, is said to have held an assembly at Woodstock at which he issued a legal code. Henry I may have kept a menagerie in the park. Woodstock was the scene of King Henry II's courtship of Rosamund Clifford (Fair Rosamund). The market of the town was established when King Henry II gave Woodstock a Royal charter in 1179.Bear Hotel in the town centre opposite The Oxfordshire Museum dates to the 13th century.
Near the village was Woodstock Palace, a residence that was popular with several English kings throughout the medieval period. The building was destroyed in the English Civil War. Sixty years later the palace remains were cleared for the construction of Blenheim Palace.
From the 16th century the town prospered by making gloves. Today it is largely dependent on tourists, many of whom visit Blenheim Palace.
In the 17th century the town was altered greatly, when the 1st Duke of Marlborough became a permanent resident.
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