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Water Eaton Lane, Gosford
Grid reference: SP503135
Location: 51°49’5"N, 1°16’16"W
Population: 1,323  (2011, parish, incl Water Eaton)
Post town: Kidlington
Postcode: OX5
Dialling code: 01865
Local Government
Council: Cherwell

Gosford is a village immediately south-east of Kidlington, Oxfordshire and running into it such that it is barely distinguishable from the larger village. The 2011 Census recorded Gosford and Water Eaton's combined parish population as 1,323.


The manor of Gosford was granted to the Knights Hospitaller in 1142, who held it until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century. During the 16th century Gosford was administered with Water Eaton.

In the 17th century "Mr. Richard Washington, gent" (died 1670) maintained a school at Gosford. In 1838 a penny post station was opened in Gosford. There was a full post office by 1847 that remained until 1853.[1]

In 1932 a secondary school, Kidlington Church of England Central School, was founded in Gosford.[2] It is now Gosford Hill School.

About the village

The King's Arms

Gosford has an 18th-century pub, the King's Arms.[3][4]

Gosford has also a supermarket with a filling station.


  1. vch 1990, pp. 179–183.
  2. vch 1990, pp. 211–212.
  3. National Heritage List England no. 1045790: Kings Arms public house and attached mounting block (Grade II) (listing)
  4. The King's Arms Kidlington (sic): Mitchells & Butlers

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