The Bampton Archive was founded in 2002 to record and save the social history of this unique village in Oxfordshire.
The publicly accessible archive database contains thousands of records relating to life in the village past and present. These include photographs, documents, newspaper cuttings, sound and video files and much more. Each one of them 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.
The restored Old Grammar School
As well as the new roof, this included building a new staircase, strengthening of the upper floor to modern requirements for public use, and the fitting out of the upper floor to accommodate local exhibitions as well as our digital archive of the village
The searchable database
The 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.
Books and videos
You can access and read copies of all our books and publications as well as purchase them right here.
All proceeds from sales go back to the Bampton Community Archive and your support is much needed and very much appreciated