Bampton Lew is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Oxfordshire, created in 1845 from Bampton Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Bampton Jew, Lew

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1837
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1842

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Independent/Congregational.

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LEW, a village and a chapelry in Bampton parish, Oxford. The village stands 2½ miles NE of Bampton, and 2½ SSW of Witney r. station; and has a post-office under Faringdon. The chapelry ranked formerly as a hamlet of Bampton parish, and as an appendage to Bampton vicarage; and is now sometimes called Bampton-Lew. Acres, 1,500. Real property, £1,699. Pop., 182. Houses, 44. Lew House, with an estate in the parish, recently became the property of Christchurch, Oxford. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £300. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is a plain edifice of nave, aisle, and chancel, with tower and spire. There is a national school.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

LEW, a hamlet, in the parish and union of Witney, hundred of Bampton, county of Oxford, 3¾ miles (S. W.) from Witney; containing 195 inhabitants. A chapel of ease has been erected.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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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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