Welcome to the Bampton Community Archive database

The Bampton Community Archive was founded in 2002 to record and preserve the social and cultural history of this village in Oxfordshire.


Cheapside from the Market Square


This searchable archive contains items relating to life in the village past and present. These include photographs, documents, newspaper cuttings, sound and video files and much more. Each item in the archive is an important part of the telling of the story of the village: from photographs of the restoration of the church bells; to a stone age hand axe; to the history of the WWII airfields around the village; to the documenting of the filming of Downton Abbey in Bampton.

If you have any items that could be aded to our growing collection, please get in touch - we’d love to hear from you!