Photos from Drayton’s past.

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Commemorative Stone

The newly installed commemorative stone installed at St Peters Church, to celebrate the Victoria Cross awarded to Sgt. Edward Mott.

Historic Drayton

How times have changed – enjoy a few images of our heritage, there are more to come so watch this space….

From left to right,


  • Map

Historical maps of Drayton from 1810 through to 1933

  • Manor Farm

A watercolour of Manor Farm in the 1950’s

The following are © Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire History Centre

  • Photo 7841, 1900

High Street, Drayton, Oxfordshire. Looking east along the village High Street, towards a large stone built house standing opposite the village pond. A hay rick can be seen in the adjacent field.

  • Photo 7842, 1900

High Street, Drayton, Oxfordshire. Looking east along the village High Street, towards a large stone built house and the tower of St Peter’s Church in the distance.

  • Photo 7843, 1900

High Street, Drayton, Oxfordshire. Looking north west along the High Street, showing village houses standing opposite the pond.

  • Photo 11007, 1909

Abingdon Road, Drayton, Oxfordshire. General view of the Abingdon Road where branches at the village green.

  • Photo 13159, 1898

Lime Close, 35 Henleys Lane, Drayton, Oxfordshire. Exterior garden facade of the 17th century house with early 18th century cross wing to the left

  • Drayton Green

Unknown date sepia photo of the green showing the water pump.

  • St Peter’s Bells (Courtesy of Chris Price)

The present ring of eight bells date from 1880 when the Reverend F E Robinson added an additional treble and tenor to augment the ring to eight. The previous six bells had themselves being recast in 1871 from an earlier ring of five bells that were of sixteenth and seventeenth century origin.

  • Winters Corner

Winters Corner – the Corner of High Street and Church Lane.

  • The Wheatsheaf Pub (Courtesy of the Mott Family)

Circa 1900 view of the popular Wheatsheaf Pub.

  • The Red Lion Pub

Circa 1900 view of the Red Lion

  • The Cross Trees Drayton

The Cross at the top of the High Street with the Wheatsheaf behind

  • The Post Office

The Post Office as it was to the lefty of the Wheatsheaf

  • The Ponds

The Village Ponds

  • The Pond in Winter
  • 29 The High Street

29 The High Street used to be a bakery but was a shop known as Collets on the fifties.