Pyrton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Upper Assendon, Standhill, Portways, Golder, Clare, Christmas Common, Assington, and Assendon.

Alternative names: Pirton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1568
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1568

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PIRTON, a village, a parish, and a hundred, in Oxford. The village stands near the Chiltern hills, 1 mile N of Watlington, and 7 NE of Watlingford r. station; and was anciently called Peritone. The parish contains also the hamlets of Clare, Assendon, Golder, Portways, and Standhill; and is in Henley district. Post town, Tetworth. Acres, 5, 140. Real property, £8, 195. Pop., 705. Houses, 139. The manor was held, at Domesday, by Hugh Lupus; and belongs now to Lord Camoys, the Earl of Macclesfield, and H. Hamersley, Esq. Stonor Park is the seat of Lord Camoys; and the Manor House is the seat of H. Hamersley, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £258. Patron, Christchurch, Oxford. The church was rebuilt in 1856, and is in the early English style. There are a dissenting chapel, a Roman Catholic chapel, and charities £16. John Hampden was married in the old church to Miss Symeon, whose father then occupied the Manor House; and Rose, the author of an “Essay on Universal Language,” was a native.

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

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