A relative buried in Bampton. How can I find out where ?
The first suggestion is to check with the Registrar of Births, Deaths, Marriages, on + 44 1865 792422 to check to date of burial. Then you can contact the Clerk to the Parish Council - see Parish Council webpage - and she will be able to check the records for the Bampton cemetery
Dog foul outside my house and then does not clear it up
If you can identify who owns the dog you can report them to West Oxfordshire District Council online or by ringing 01993 861000.
Find out about a relative who was born in Bampton in 1851 or thereabouts
We would suggest that you first contact the Registrar of Births, Deaths, Marriages in Oxford. Tel: + 44 1865 792422 or go to the website. There are also the census records for England which are now online.
How can I find out if I might have any living relatives in Bampton?
Contact the Clerk to the Parish Council - see under Parish Council.
If I come to Bampton is there a Hugh de Singleton 'trail' I can walk?
We don't have a trail but part of Bampton Castle still exists although it is under private ownership. From the road you can just see part of the curtain wall and a little of the gatehouse. In Church View (where Hugh lives) you still get sight of St Beornwald's Church (now St Mary's) that has many interesting features. Hugh's house may be no more but there are several thatched cottages in Bampton, the oldest being in Church Street. Cowleaze corner, just beyond the castle remains although there is no hanging tree. There are plenty of walks including one past the old mill stream and Burford Mill is an easy car journey.
Large pothole has developed in the road
You need to talk to Oxfordshire County Council Highways department. You can do it online at http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/roads-and-transport or give them a call on 0845 310 11 11 or use https://www.fixmystreet.com/ or the Oxfordshire County Council site http://fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk/.