Bletchingdon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Alternative names: Bletchington

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1713

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BLETCHINGTON, or Blechingdon, a parish and a subdistrict in the district of Bicester, Oxford. The parish lies near Akeman-street, the Oxford canal, the river Cherwell, and the Oxford and Rugby railway, 2 miles NE of Woodstock Road station, and 6 SW by W of Bicester; and it has a post-office under Oxford. Acres, 2,540. Real property, £4,631. Pop, 659. Houses, 142. Bletchington Park is the seat of Viscount Valentia; was partly rebuilt near the end of last century; and occupies the site of a house which was held for the king, and surrendered to the parliament, in the civil war. A striped marble is found here, which has been used in ornamental architecture. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £356. Patron, Queen’s College, Oxford. Charities, £55. Dr. Fairclough was a native.

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: Bicester
  • Probate Court: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and the Archdeaconry of Oxford
  • Diocese: Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1852 – Bicester, Post-1851 – Islip
  • Poor Law Union: Bicester
  • Hundred: Ploughley
  • Province: Canterbury

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