Hardwick-cum-Tusmore is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Oxfordshire, created in 1840 from Hardwick Ancient Parish and Tusmore Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Tusmore.

Alternative names: Hardwicke, Hardwick near Bicester

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1758
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1739

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Adjacent Parishes


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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HARDWICK, a parish in Bicester district, Oxford; 5 miles N of Bicester town and r. station. Post-town, Hethe, under Bicester. Acres, with Tusmore, 990. Real property, £1,170. Pop., 59. Houses, 15. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £92. Patron, B. Richmond, Esq. The church is ancient, and has a well-preserved fine Norman door.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

HARDWICKE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Bicester, hundred of Ploughley, county of Oxford, 5 miles (N.) from Bicester; containing 80 inhabitants. It comprises by measurement 463 acres, of which 212 are arable, 153 pasture, 88 woodland, and the remainder roads. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king’s books at £5; net income, £92; patron, B. Richmond, Esq. The church is a small ancient edifice: at the west end is a large mass of tracery, apparently not connected with any design, and probably collected from different parts of a larger building; there are some good specimens of stained glass in the windows, and the appearance of the whole indicates that the structure is only a portion of a more spacious church.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


Parish Records


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


  • County: Oxfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bicester
  • Probate Court: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and the Archdeaconry of Oxford
  • Diocese: Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Bicester
  • Poor Law Union: Bicester
  • Hundred: Ploughley
  • Province: Canterbury

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