Ambrosden is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Blackthorn and Arncott.

Alternative names: Amersdon

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1611
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1685

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

AMBROSDEN, a village and a parish in Bicester district, Oxford. The village stands near the river Ray, adjacent to the Oxford and Bletchley railway, 2½ miles SE by S of Bicester. Its name is supposed to have been derived from Ambrosins Aurelins, the British Merlin, who encamped here during the siege of Alcester by the Saxons. Ambrosden Park, adjacent on the NW, was the seat of the late Sir G. Page Turner, Bart. The parish includes also the hamlets of Blackthorn and Arncott. Post town, Bicester. Acres, 4,865. Real property, £4,248. Pop., 871. Houses, 210. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £228. Patrons, the trustees of the late Sir G. P. Turner. The church is decorated early English. Charities, £40. Bishop Kennet, the author of “Parochial Antiquities,” was for some time vicar.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

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  • County: Oxfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bicester
  • Probate Court: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and the Archdeaconry of Oxford
  • Diocese: Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Bicester
  • Poor Law Union: Bicester
  • Hundred: Bullingdon
  • Province: Canterbury

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