Black Bourton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Alternative names: Blackbourton, Burton Abbots

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1542
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1678

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BLACKBOURTON, a parish in Witney district, Oxford; 6 miles SW of Witney r. station. It has a post-office under Faringdon. Acres, 1,300. Real property, £2,978. Pop., 200. Houses, 61. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £148. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is early English; and contains a stone pulpit and monuments of the Hungerfords and Sir A. Hopton. Maria Edgeworth was a native.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BOURTON, BLACK (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Witney, hundred of Bampton, county of Oxford, 4 miles (S. W.) from Witney; containing 331 inhabitants, and comprising about 2250 acres. The living is a discharged vicarage; net income, £151; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Canons of Christ-Church, Oxford: the tithes have been commuted for £95. The church is in the early English style: in the chancel are the remains of Sir Arthur Hopton, ambassador to the court of Spain in the reign of Charles I., and at the east end of the north aisle are several monuments to the Hungerford family; the pulpit is of stone, exquisitely sculptured in the decorated English style.

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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