Introduction to our village

Ogbourne St George is a small village located amongst the Marlborough downs - Thatched Cottagea designated area of outstanding natural beauty. It sits astride the Ridgeway National Trail, which is claimed to be Britain’s oldest road, and has exceptional access to a wide network of paths and trails.

The village can trace it’s history back to Saxon times and the Doomsday book records it as a valuable estate in 1066. Today it’s a quiet village, still possessing a large number of thatched cottages, a large medieval church and a manor house. The village also has a small primary school, village hall, pub and hotel although it’s unable to support a village shop or post office any more.

Ogbourne St George ChurchThe population of the village has been very stable for the past two hundred years at around 500 residents. During WW2 and for a while after, a military camp boosted the census up to 1500.