Hanborough is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Long Handborough and Church Handborough.

Alternative names: Handborough

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1721-1783; 1814

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HANDBOROUGH, two villages and a parish in Witney district, Oxfordshire. One of the villages stands near the river Evenlode and the West Midland railway, 7¾ miles NW of Oxford; bears the name of Long Handborough; and has a station of the name of Handborough on the railway, and a post-office of the name of Long Handborough, under Woodstock. The other village stands ½ a mile to the S, and bears the name of Church Handborough. The parish comprises 2, 820 acres. Real property, £4, 250. Pop., 1, 059. Houses, 235. The manor belongs to the Duke of Marlborough. Gypsum is found. A considerable trade in glove making is carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £353. Patron, St. John’s College, Oxford. The church is of different dates, from Norman to later English; has an inner Norman door, with a curious sculpture of St. Peter; has also a good spire 130 feet high; and contains an ancient font, part of a rood loft of the 15th century, and a brass of Belsyre, the first president of St. John’s College. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £20.

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: Witney
  • Probate Court: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and the Archdeaconry of Oxford
  • Diocese: Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Woodstock
  • Poor Law Union: Witney
  • Hundred: Wootton
  • Province: Canterbury

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