Hethe is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Alternative names: Heath

Parish church: St. George and St. Edmund

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1678
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1678

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HEATH, or HETHE, a village and a parish in Bicester district, Oxford. The village stands on an affluent of the river Ouse, 5 miles NNE of Bicester r. station; and has a post-office, of the name of Hethe, under Bicester. The parish comprises 1, 300 acres. Real property, £1, 253. Pop., 442. Houses, 98. The manor belongs to J. H. S. Harrison, Esq. Heath House is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £164. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient; was recently restored and enlarged; comprises nave, aisles, chancel, and S porch; and has a very old font. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Roman Catholics, a national school, and charities £4

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

HEATH, or Hethe (St. George and St. Edmund), a parish, in the union of Bicester, hundred of Ploughley, county of Oxford, 4 miles (N. by E.) from Bicester; containing 380 inhabitants. It comprises by admeasurement 970 acres, of which 800 are arable, 133 pasture, and 37 woodland. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £7. 9. 4½., and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £164. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and Roman Catholics.

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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