Chastleton, Oxfordshire Family History Guide

Chastleton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Alternative names: Chakenden

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1572
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1682; 1721

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Evenlode
  • Cornwell
  • Adlestrop
  • Daylesford
  • Little Compton
  • Salford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHASTLETON, a parish in Chipping-Norton district, Oxford; on the verge of the county, 2 miles N of Addlestrop r. station, and 3½ SE of Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Post town, Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Acres, 1,769. Real property, £3,395. Pop., 218. Houses, 43. Most of the property is in one estate. Chastleton House is a fine Tudor edifice, of the time of James I. A circular camp is near it; and a four-sided stone, 9 feet high, called the Four Shire Stone, with names of the counties of Oxford, Gloucester, Worcester, and Warwick cut on its sides, is on the boundary, at the meeting-point of these counties, 2 miles E of Moreton. A great battle was fought, in 1016, between Canute and Edmund Iron-side, with severe defeat to the former, somewhere in Chastleton, and most probably round the site of the Four Shire Stone. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £518. Patron, Rev. G. H. Nutting. The church is good; and there are charities £23.

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


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: Chadlington
Province: Canterbury