Cropredy is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire. Bourton is a chapelry of Cropredy.

Other places in the parish include: Willscot, Williamscote, Williamscot, and Coton.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605-1617; 1660

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CROPREDY, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Banbury district, Oxford. The village adjoins the Cherwell river, the Oxford canal, and the Oxford and Rugby railway, near the boundaries with Warwick and Northampton, 4 miles N of Banbury; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Banbury. Pop., 497. Houses, 129. The parish includes also the hamlet of Great and Little Bourton, and the chapelries of Claydon, Wardington, and Mollington; part of the last of which is electorally in Warwick. Acres, 7, 776. Real property, £17, 379. Pop., 2, 478. Houses, 599. The property is much subdivided. A battle was fought here, in 1644, between the royalists and the parliamentarians, when the latter were defeated. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £264. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church is later English, with a tower; and has monuments of the Danbys and the Gostelows. The vicarages of Claydon, Wardington, and Mollington are separate benefices. There is a dissenting chapel. Two schools have £38 from endowment; and other charities, £68.

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: Banbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Banbury, Court of the Peculiar of Aylesbury
  • Diocese: Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1846 – None, Post-1845 – Deddington
  • Poor Law Union: Banbury
  • Hundred: Banbury; Bloxham
  • Province: Canterbury

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