Postcode OX26 1UN (Cherwell)

Map showing OX26 1UN and nearby postcodes

The postcode OX26 1UN is located in Cherwell, in the county of Oxfordshire. It was introduced in October 2000 and is an active postcode. OX26 1UN is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

OX26 1UN is one of the less deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 5.4 on the scale of the index of deprivation (where 10 are the least deprived and 0 are the most deprived areas). The 2011 UK census classified the residents of OX26 1UN as Rural residents > Farming communities > Established farming communities.

The closest road name to OX26 1UN is Orchard Rise which is centered 51 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Orchard Rise and is 77 m away. The closest railway station is Bicester Village Rail Station, 2.67 km away.

The closest primary school to OX26 1UN (for ages 11 and under) is Chesterton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on March 7, 2017. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is The Bicester School. The last OFSTED inspection on June 6, 2018 rated this school as Good

The local pub for residents of OX26 1UN is The Red Cow and is 430 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Satisfactory on November 14, 2018. The nearest takeaway food is available from Dominos Pizza and is 1.34 km distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on June 14, 2021.

Residents reported an average download speed of 39.8 Mbps and an average upload speed of 9.4 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 44.8% of residents have broadband access of ultrafast 300+ Mbps. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Policing for OX26 1UN is covered by the Thames Valley police force association and Oxfordshire is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to OX26 1UN and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to OX26 1UN, and the approximate distance away.

Orchard Rise 51 m
Alchester Road 94 m
Banks Furlong 133 m
Fortescue Drive 249 m
Penrose Gardens 252 m
Lander Close 271 m
Maunde Close 305 m
Norreys Drive 314 m
Manor Farm Road 359 m
M40 6.61 km
B4027 7.69 km
B4030 9.05 km
A4095 14.04 km
B4100 22.3 km
A417 60.92 km


Information about the postcode OX26 1UN

Introduction October 2000
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Small User - may contain upto 100 addresses but 15 is more typical

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from OX26 1UN - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Chesterton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School Good
(March 7, 2017)
0 m
Bruern Abbey School 527 m
Whitelands Academy 1.25 km
St Edburg's Church of England (VA) School Good
(November 24, 2016)
1.5 km
King's Meadow Primary School Good
(June 4, 2019)
2.11 km
The Bicester School Good
(June 6, 2018)
2.27 km
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Bicester Good
(October 19, 2017)
2.35 km
Brookside Primary School Good
(October 16, 2019)
2.47 km
Bure Park Primary School Good
(November 28, 2017)
2.97 km
Longfields Primary and Nursery School Good
(February 22, 2017)
3.04 km
Langford Village Community Primary School Good
(September 12, 2017)
3.38 km
Southwold Primary School Good
(January 24, 2019)
3.54 km
The Cooper School Good
(June 6, 2017)
3.57 km
Gagle Brook Primary School 3.65 km
Glory Farm Primary School Good
(June 7, 2017)
3.84 km
Bardwell School 3.88 km
Launton Church of England Primary School Good
(June 19, 2018)
4.83 km
Five Acres Primary School Good
(December 1, 2016)
5.1 km
Charlton-on-Otmoor Church of England Primary School Good
(April 26, 2017)
5.71 km
Kirtlington Church of England Primary School Good
(January 10, 2019)
6.25 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from OX26 1UN - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
The School Lunch Company @ Chesterton CofE Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
July 12, 2018
0 m
The Red Cow Pub/bar/nightclub 3
November 14, 2018
430 m
Bicester Hotel Golf And Spa Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 4
February 6, 2019
440 m
The Chesterton Hotel Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 4
December 10, 2019
459 m
Bruern Abbey School School/college/university 5
Very Good
May 16, 2018
527 m
Bicester Sports Association Other catering premises 5
Very Good
September 5, 2017
765 m
Caterlink Ltd @ Whitelands Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 11, 2021
1.25 km
Whitelands Farm Sports Ground Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 16, 2022
1.3 km
Bicester Avenue Garden Centre (Restaurants) Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
August 2, 2019
1.32 km
Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd Retailers - other Exempt
1.32 km
Lakeland Retailers - other Exempt
March 14, 2018
1.32 km
Busy Bees @ Bicester Kingsmere Other catering premises 5
Very Good
November 14, 2019
1.34 km
Dominos Pizza Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
June 14, 2021
1.34 km
Kingsmere Community Centre CIC Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 21, 2019
1.34 km
The Finest Catch Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
November 12, 2019
1.34 km
The Midcounties Co-operative Retailers - other 5
Very Good
January 18, 2020
1.34 km
The Oxford Bar Company Ltd Mobile caterer Awaiting Inspection
1.42 km
The School Lunch Company At St Edburgs School School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 26, 2019
1.5 km
Tesco Express Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
July 10, 2017
1.55 km
The Shakespeare Other catering premises 5
Very Good
November 8, 2017
1.55 km

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to OX26 1UN - Data from Apr 2022

Orchard Rise Bus Stop/Station 77 m
Orchard Rise Bus Stop/Station 89 m
Green Bus Stop/Station 188 m
Green Bus Stop/Station 196 m
The Red Cow Bus Stop/Station 368 m
Bicester Village Rail Station Rail 2.67 km
Bicester Village Rail Station Rail 2.75 km
Bicester North Rail Station Rail 2.99 km
London Oxford Airport Air 10.61 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to OX26 1UN - Data from Dec 2021

Chesterton Belt Woodland Or Forest 467 m
Bignell Spinney Woodland Or Forest 729 m
Round Covert Woodland Or Forest 913 m
Robin Hood Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.03 km
Fieldbarn Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.1 km
Bignell Belt Woodland Or Forest 1.18 km
Big Covert Woodland Or Forest 1.33 km
Foxey Leys Copse Woodland Or Forest 1.35 km
Bowler's Copse Woodland Or Forest 1.38 km
Spring Well Pond Inland Water 1.59 km
Middleleys Spinney Woodland Or Forest 2.53 km
The Belt Woodland Or Forest 2.88 km
Old Covert Woodland Or Forest 3 km
Burntclose Copse Woodland Or Forest 3.02 km
Graven Hill Hill Or Mountain 3.06 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for OX26 1UN - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 35 Mbps 39.8 Mbps 78.59 Mbps
Upload 8.6 Mbps 9.4 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% - -
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 25.3 5.8
30-300 Mbps 55.2% 42.1 9.9
300+ Mbps 44.8% - -


Country England
County Oxfordshire
Latitude 51.89023400
Longitude -1.18815200
OS Easting 455968
OS Northing 0221609
OS Positional Quality Within the building of the matched address closest to the postcode mean

Index of Deprivation

Most Deprived
Least Deprived

Police Force Association

Thames Valley


Westminster Parliamentary
County Electorial Division Ploughley ED
Electoral Ward Fringford and Heyfords
Local Authority District Cherwell
Region / Government Office Region South East
European Electoral Region South East
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: Oxfordshire
Local Learning and Skills Council Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E07000177
Travel To Work Area Oxford


NHS England Region South East
Primary Care Trust
Cancer Alliance Thames Valley
Strategic Health Authority
South Central
Sustainability and Transformation
Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS Oxfordshire CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Rural residents
Group: Farming communities
Subgroup: Established farming communities
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Rural village
Built-Up Area Chesterton BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division (pseudo) England (not covered)
Workplace Zone E33043686
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Cherwell 016
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Cherwell 016A
Output Area / Small Area 1A2