Church Street Charlbury Oxfordshire

Charlbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire. Shorthampton is a chapelry of Charlbury.

Other places in the parish include: Walcott, Walcot, Pudlicott, Finstock, Fawler, West Chadlington, East Chadlington, and Chadlington.

Alternative names: Charlbury with Shorthampton, Charlbury with Chilson

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Parish registers begin:


  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1669


  • Parish registers: 1842
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1847


  • Parish registers: 1567
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1669

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHARLBURY, a small town, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Chipping-Norton district, Oxford. The town stands on an eminence, adjacent to the river Evenlode, and to the Oxford and Worcester railway, near Cornbury Park and Wychwood Forest, 6 miles SE of Chipping-Norton; and has a station on the railway, a post-office under Enstone, a banking office, an inn, a church, several dissenting chapels, and a grammar school.

The church is variously Norman, early English, and decorated; has a tower of the 13th century; and contains monuments of the Somersets and the Jenkinsons.

The grammar-school has £40 a year from endowment, with two exhibitions at Brasenose college; and other charities have £70. A weekly market is held on Friday; fairs are held on 1 Jan., the second Friday in Lent, the second Friday after 13 May and 11 Oct.; and some trade is done in glove-making and leather-dressing.

The parish contains also the hamlets of Finstock, Fawler, and Walcott, the tything of West Chadlington, and the chapelries of Shorthampton and East Chadlington. Acres 11,320. Real property, £15,117. Pop., 1,388. Houses, 301. The property is much subdivided.

The manor belonged to the Mercian kings; was given by them to the Bishops of Lincoln; passed to the Abbey of Ensham; and went, at the dissolution, to St. John’s College, Oxford.

The living is a vicarage, united to the p. curacies of Shorthampton and Chadlington, in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £800. Patron, St. John’s College, Oxford. The vicarage of Finstock is a separate benefice.

The subdistrict contains eight parishes, part of another parish, and two extra-parochial tracts. Acres, 40,288. Pop., 8,915. Houses, 1,863.

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

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England, Oxfordshire, Charlbury – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Transcription of the inscription on the one gravestone at the rear of the Baptist Chapel, Charlton upon Otmoor (Oxon)
Author: Eustace, Margaret; Eustace, Eric; Oxfordshire Family History Society

England, Oxfordshire, Charlbury – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Charlbury, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Oxfordshire, Charlbury – Church records ( 5 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Chadlington, 1669-1851
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Chadlington (Oxfordshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Charlbury, 1670-1851
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Charlbury

Bishop’s transcripts for Finstock, 1847-1851
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Finstock (Oxfordshire)

Burials, 1867-1886
Author: Society of Friends. Charlbury Monthly Meeting (Oxfordshire)

Chipping Norton and Stow Primitive Methodist Circuit : baptisms 1863-1930
Author: EurekA Partnership; Chipping Norton and Stow Primitive Methodist Circuit

England, Oxfordshire, Charlbury – Church records – Indexes ( 3 )
Computer printout of Chadlington, Oxon., Eng

Computer printout of Charlbury, Oxon., Eng

Parish register printouts of Charlbury, Oxford, England ; christenings, 1669-1851
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Oxfordshire, Charlbury – History ( 1 )
The Charlbury of our childhood
Author: Pumphrey, Caroline

England, Oxfordshire, Charlbury – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court rolls for the manor of Charlbury, 1681-1900
Author: Manor of Charlbury. Court (Oxfordshire)

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

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