Lower Heyford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Caulcott, Caldicote, Caldicot, Caldecote, Caldecot, and Calcutt.

Alternative names: Heyford at Bridge, Heyford Purcell

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1539
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1680

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HEYFORD (Lower), HEYFORD-PURCELL, or HEYFORD-at-BRIDGE, a parish in Bicester district, Oxford; on the river Cherwell, the Oxford canal, and the Oxford, Birmingham, and Wolverhampton railway, at Heyford r. station, 6 miles WNW of Bicester. It contains the village of Lower Heyford, which has a post-office under Oxford, a weekly market on Monday, and cattle and sheep sales during the year; and it includes also the hamlet of Calcutt. Acres, 1, 650. Real property, £3, 046. Pop., 625. Houses, 131. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £496. Patron, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church is ancient but good; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower. There are two Methodist chapels, a school supported by the Countess of Jersey, and charities £31.

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: 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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