Enstone is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.
Other places in the parish include: Radford, Neat Enstone, Lidstone, Gagingwell, Church Enstone, Clevely, and Cleveley.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1558
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1670; 1721
Nonconformists include: Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.
- Over Worton
- Little Tew
- Chipping Norton
- Steeple Barton
- Great Tew
- Sandford St Martin
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
ENSTONE, a parish in Chipping-Norton district, Oxford; on an affluent of the river Isis, 3½ miles N of Chorlbury r. station, and 4¼ ESE of Chipping-Norton. It contains the hamlets of Church-Enstone, Neat-Enstone, Lidstone, Cleveley, Radford, and Gagingwell; and has a head post office. Acres, 6, 177. Real property, £8, 859. Pop., 1, 198. Houses, 256. The name Enstone alludes to the Entastan, or Giant’s stone, an upright block, 8 feet high, now commonly called the Hoar-stone, formerly part of a cromlech, other stones of which are still near. Lidstone hamlet takes its name from a similar stone. Celebrated water-works were established at Neat-Enstone, by Thomas Bushell, secretary to Lord Bacon; were visited, in 1636, in a pompous manner, by Charles I.; and are noticed, as follows, by Evelyn in 1664, “I went to see the famous wells, artificial and natural grotto, and fountains, or Bushell’s Wells. It is an extraordinary solitude. There be here two mummies and a grotto, where he lay in a hammock like an Indian.” The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £357. Patron, Lord Dillon. The church was formerly attached to Winchcombe abbey; is traditionally associated with the memory of St. Kenelm, son of Kenulphus, king of Mercia; and has some good transition Norman arches. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, and Roman Catholic chapels, national schools, and charities £68.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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England, Oxfordshire, Enstone – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Enstone, Oxfordshire, monumental inscriptions
Author: Massey, Robert W.; Oxfordshire Family History Society
England, Oxfordshire, Enstone – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Enstone, 1670-1837
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Enstone (Oxfordshire)
Church records for Holy Trinity, Radford, 1753-1945
Author: Catholic Church. Holy Trinity (Radford, Oxfordshire); Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Birmingham (England)
England, Oxfordshire, Radford and Enstone, church records
The registers of Enstone, Oxon
Author: Wall, F.; Glynn, John
England, Oxfordshire, Enstone – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Enstone, Oxon, Eng
England, Oxfordshire, Enstone – History ( 2 )
An account of the township of Church Enstone, in the parish of Enstone, in the deanery of Chipping-Norton, and in the hundred of Chadlington
Author: Marshall, Edward
A parochial history of Enstone, in the county of Oxford : being an attempt to exemplify the compilation of parochial histories from antiquaian remains, ecclesiastical structures and monuments, ancient and modern documents, manorial records..
Author: Jordan, John
England, Oxfordshire, Enstone – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court rolls for the manors of Spelsbury and Enstone, 1762-1822
Author: Manor of Spelsbury. Court (Oxfordshire); Manor of Enstone. Court (Oxfordshire)
Oxfordshire Archives & Family History Groups
- 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