Hampden Manor is located just outside of Oxford's city limits in Old Kidlington, the oldest village in all of England (the name, Kidlington, comes from kid, meaning young lamb, and ling, meaning fish -- the town of lamb and fish). The manor has a long history, with parts of it built in the 12th century. As the title, manor, indicates, it was originally built to house a nobleman and his family, but it has been renovated into a number of flats that St. Clare's uses to house some of its students. There is a famous painting by William Yeames depicting a young boy being questioned as to his father's whereabouts during the Civil War that
is said to have been set in this very manor.