The County of Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is bounded, North-East by Northamptonshire, East by Buckinghamshire, South by Berkshire, and West by Gloucestershire. Its length is about 55 miles and it varies from 40 to 7 miles in breadth. It is divided into fourteen Hundreds: Bampton, Banbury, Binfield, Bloxham, Bullington, Chadlington, Dorchester, Ewelme, Lanktree, Lewknor, Pirton, Ploughley, Thame, and Wootton. Rivers: the Thame, the Isis, the Charwell, the Evenlode, and the Windrush. It has 13 Market-Towns, and contains 752 square miles, or 481,280 acres. It is in the Province of Canterbury, greater part in the Diocese of Oxford, which is the first town on the Oxford Circuit. Population, 161,643.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Oxfordshire Towns & Villages

Shelswell Oxfordshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Shelswell, a parish in the hund. of Ploughley, union of Bicester, county of Oxford; 5½ miles north by east of Bicester. Living, a curacy annexed to the rectory of Newton-Purcell. Acres 470. Houses 7. A. P. £705. Pop., in 1811, 46; in 1831, 49. Poor rates, in 1838, £28 15s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Sibford Gower Oxfordshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Sibford-Gower, a hamlet in the parish of Swalcliffe, county of Oxford; 7¼ miles west by south of Banbury. Tithes and moduses commuted in 1773. Here is a daily free school, supported by endowment. Acres 1,690. Houses 116. A. P. £2,806. Pop., in 1801, 397 ; in 1831, 507. Poor rates, in 1838, £326 19s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Sibford Ferris Oxfordshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Sibford-Ferris, a hamlet in the parish of Swalcliffe, county of Oxford; 7¼ miles south-west by west of Banbury. Tithes commuted in 1789. Acres 820. Houses 54. A. P. £1,686. Pop., in 1801, 213; in 1831, 248. Poor rates, in 1838, £93 10s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

West Shutford Oxfordshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Shutford (West), a township in the parish of Swalcliffe; 5 miles west of Banbury, watered by a branch of the Cherwell. Great and vicarial tithes, moduses, &c, commuted in 1765. Acres, including Shutford East, 640. Houses 90. A. P. £2,062. Pop., in 1801, 276; in 1831, 431. Poor rates, in 1838, £188 6s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.