Middleton Stoney is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Middleton Park.

Alternative names: Middleton, Middleton Storey

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1598
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1678

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MIDDLETON-STONEY, a village and a parish in Bicester district, Oxford. The village stands 3 miles E by S of Heyford r. station, and 3¼ W by N of Bicester; is a very pretty place; was once a market town; and has a post-office under Bicester. The parish comprises 1,834 acres. Real property, £2,191. Pop., 259. Houses, 66. The manor belonged anciently to W. Longsword; passed to the Lacys and others; and belongs now to the Earl of Jersey. Middleton House is the Earl’s seat; succeeded a previous mansion, destroyed by fire in 1753; contains some interesting portraits; and stands in a beautiful park. A castle of the Norman times stood near the church; and the foundations of it can still be traced. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £400. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church stands in the middle of the park; is transition Norman, in good condition; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with embattled tower; has a good early English arcade outside the tower; and includes, on the N side, a recent and beautifully decorated mortuary chapel of the Earl of Jersey.

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

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Administration

  • 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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