Aston Rowant is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Chalford, Stert, Kingston Stirt, Kingston Stir, Kingston Stert, and Kingston Blount.

Alternative names: Aston Rowant with Kingston Blount

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1554
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Independent/Congregational.

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASTON-ROWANT, a parish in Thame district, Oxford; under the Chiltern hills, near Icknield-street, 3½ miles SE of Tetsworth, and 4 miles SSE of Thame r. station. It includes the liberties of Chalford and Kingston-Blount, the latter containing the hamlet of Kingston-Stirt; and its Post town is Tetsworth. Acres, 2,980. Real property, £4,357. Pop., 884. Houses, 182. Aston House is the seat of Thomas Taylor, Esq. Marcasite or crow-iron occurs in the hills. Roman remains have been found in Kingston-field, a short distance from Icknield-street. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £190. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church is early English, was repaired in 1850, and contains an elegant ancient font. There are an Independent chapel, an endowed school with £41 a year, and charities £80.

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

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