Barford St Michael is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Alternative names: Great Barford, St Michael Barford

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1755
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1721

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BARFORD (St. Michael), a parish in Banbury district, Oxford; on the river Swere, 2½ miles W by N of Deddington, and 4 W of Aynho r. station. Post Town, Deddington, under Oxford. Acres, 1,180. Real property, £2,204. Pop., 332. Houses, 85. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £67. Patron, John Hall, Esq. The church is early English, with fine Norman door. There are two Methodist chapels, and charities £25.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BARFORD, GREAT (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Banbury, hundred of Wootton, county of Oxford, 2½ miles (W. N. W.) from Deddington; containing 370 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, valued in the king’s books at £6. 5.; net income, £67; patron and impropriator, John Hall, Esq. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment, in 1807. The church is rather peculiar in its character, and striking in its appearance; it stands on a high bank: the tower is placed at the east end of the south aisle, and there is a very fine Norman doorway: the edifice has no north aisle. A school, conducted on the national system, was founded by the late William Wilson, Esq., of Worton.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


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

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