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The colourful history of our Stowford House Care Home

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque village of Shippon near the historical market town of Abingdon, Stowford House Care Home stands as a testament to the enduring history of this charming locale. Overlooking the Oxfordshire greenbelt, this beautiful purpose-built nursing home not only provides essential care services but also seamlessly integrates the rich heritage of Shippon and the broader Abingdon area into its ethos.

Shippon: A village with timeless appeal

Shippon, a village with roots dating back centuries, exudes a timeless charm that captivates both residents and visitors. The name “Shippon” itself has Old English origins, meaning a cowshed or shelter for livestock. Despite its humble etymology, Shippon has evolved into a picturesque village, maintaining its rural allure while adapting to the changing times.

The village boasts a history that intertwines with the agricultural landscape of Oxfordshire. In the Domesday Book of 1086, Shippon is mentioned as part of the extensive holdings of the Abingdon Abbey. Over the centuries, it remained closely tied to the agricultural pursuits that defined the region.

One notable historical feature is the St. Mary the Virgin Church, a beautiful medieval church in Shippon. With its ancient architecture and serene surroundings, the church serves as a reminder of the enduring legacy of faith in the village.

Abingdon: A tapestry of history unfolded

Abingdon, a larger town neighbouring Shippon, is steeped in history that predates the Norman Conquest. The town’s significance is evident in its medieval architecture, cobbled streets, and the remnants of the ancient Abbey of Abingdon. The abbey, once one of the wealthiest and most powerful in England, played a pivotal role in shaping the town’s destiny.

Abingdon boasts the title of the oldest continuously inhabited town in England, with a history stretching back over a millennium. Its market square, a focal point of bustling activity, has witnessed centuries of commerce and community gatherings. The iconic County Hall, an architectural gem dating back to the 17th century, stands proudly as a testament to Abingdon’s historical prominence.

Stowford House Care Home: Bridging past and present

Against this historical backdrop, Stowford House Care Home stands as a modern oasis of care and support. The facility, with its purpose-built design, overlooks the Oxfordshire greenbelt, providing residents with not only essential care services but also breathtaking views of the surrounding natural beauty.

Stowford House Care Home in Shippon, Abingdon, is more than just a place of care—it is a living testament to the enduring history of its surroundings. Shippon, with its rural charm, and Abingdon, with its medieval grandeur, come together to create a unique backdrop for a facility dedicated to the well-being of its residents. As Stowford House continues to provide compassionate care, it remains a link between the past and the present, honouring the legacy of Shippon and Abingdon in every embrace of support and comfort.

At Stowford House Care Home, our committed team of caregivers stands as a pillar of support for residents, guiding them through the transition into a new phase of their lives. Tailored to various needs, our specialised care services encompass nursing, residential, dementia, palliative, and respite care. Going above and beyond, our staff consistently strives to create a homely environment, fostering a sense of independence for each resident. We pride ourselves on flexibility, ready to adapt to any requirements you may have to facilitate a seamless settling-in process.

If you or a loved one would like to book a visit to see first-hand how we can care and support your requirements, simply contact us at your convenience, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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