Great Rollright is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1667; 1722

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Particular Baptist.

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ROLLRIGHT (Great), a village and a parish in Chipping-Norton district, Oxford. The village stands 3 miles N by E of Chipping-Norton r. station; was known at Domesday as Rollendri; and has a wall letter-box under Chipping-Norton. The parish comprises 2, 360 acres. Real property, £3, 478. Pop., 410. Houses, 93. The property is divided among a few.

The manor belongs to Brasenose College, Oxford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £250. Patron, Brasenose College, Oxford.

The church is partly Norman, partly early English, all good: and contains a monument to Shepheard, the friend of Prior. There are two Baptist chapels, a national school, and charities £130.

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: 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

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