There is evidence of a prehistoric civilization in the area, mainly in the Rollright Stones henge. The town itself began around the 11th Century, with the building of a parish church.
Today, the town is known for its historic buildings, and for raising costernation and scorn when it was voted amongst England's "crappiest" towns by The Guardian in 2011.
People Born in Chipping Norton
Chipping Norton in People's Lives
Jude Law: I traveled here in 2005 to film scenes of the movie The Holiday.