Asthall is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Stonelands and Asthall Leigh.

Alternative names: Asthal

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1704
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1667

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASTHALL, a village and a parish in Witney district, Oxford. The village stands on the Windrush river, and on Akeman-street, at the SW end of Wychwood forest, 2¾ miles ESE of Burford, and 5 S of Ascott r. station. It was known to the Saxons as Esthale, and belonged to Roger d’Ivri. The parish includes also the hamlet of Asthall-Leigh. Post town, Burford, under Faringdon. Acres, 1,180. Real property, £2,386. Pop., 424. Houses, 89. The manor belonged to the Lumleys, the Joneses, and the Fettiplaces; and the manor-house is now a farmhouse. A large barrow, believed to be the sepulchre of some person of note, is on Akeman-street The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £100. Patron, Eton College. The church is ancient; and a new one, at Asthall-Leigh, was recently built. There are two small free schools, and charities £25.

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: Witney
  • Probate Court: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and the Archdeaconry of Oxford
  • Diocese: Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Witney
  • Poor Law Union: Witney
  • Hundred: Bampton (Oxfordshire)
  • Province: Canterbury

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