Bix is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire. Highmore is a chapelry of Bix.

Alternative names: Bixbrand, Bixgwbbyn

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1577
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639

Nonconformists include:

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BIX, a parish in Henley district, Oxford; under the Chiltern hills, 2¾ miles NW of Henley-on-Thames r. station. Post Town, Henley-on-Thames. Acres, 3,075. Real property, £3,048. Pop., 392. Houses, 83. The area comprises two quondam parishes, Bixbrand in the N and Bixgibwen in the S. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £487. Patron, the Earl of Macclesfield.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BIX-BRAND (St. James), a parish, in the union of Henley-Upon-Thames, hundred of Binfield, county of Oxford, 4 miles (N. W. by N.) from Henley; containing 427 inhabitants. This parish, with that of BixGibwen St. Michael united, and now usually called Bix, comprises altogether about 3000 acres, of which 2000 are chiefly arable, 750 woodland, chiefly beech, and 250 waste land. The soil is principally chalk, with gravel and clay in some places; the surface is hilly, and the valleys run into the Chiltern range of hills. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £9. 15.; net income, £487; patron, the Earl of Macclesfield: the glebe consists of about 50 acres, with a house. The church of Bix-Gibwen is in ruins.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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

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