Bloxham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire. Milcombe is a chapelry of Bloxham.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1630
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1669

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BLOXHAM, a village, a parish, a subdistrict, and a hundred in Oxford. The village stands 3½ miles SW of Banbury r. station; and has a post-office under Banbury. The parish is shown in the Census as including the chapelry of Milcombe. Acres, 4,240. Real property, £10,962. Pop., 1,607. Houses, 369. Bloxham Grove is occupied by the Rev. G. Warriner. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £290. Patron, Eton College. The church is a fine edifice of mixed styles, from Norman to late English; has a very beautiful decorated spire, 195 feet high; was restored in 1865, at great cost; and contains monuments of the Griffiths and the Thorneycrofts. The vicarage of Milcombe is a separate benefice. There are a Wesleyan chapel built in 1868, a Baptist chapel, a very large middle class school in the collegiate style, enlarged in 1864, an endowed school with £30 a year, and charities £390.

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

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Administration

  • 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: Bloxham
  • Province: Canterbury

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