Shilton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Alternative names: Shelton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1662
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1721

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes


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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHILTON, a parish, with a village, in Witney district, Oxford; 6 miles W by S of Witney r. station. Post town, Bampton, under Faringdon. Acres, 1,595. Real property, £2,019. Pop., 298. Houses, 69. The manor belongs to J. H. Lance, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £112. Patron, the Rev. A. Neate. The church is ancient. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £8 a year, and charities £34.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

SHILTON, a parish, in the union of Witney, hundred of Bampton, county of Oxford, 2½ miles (S. S. E.) from Burford; containing 305 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £5. 5. 5.; patron, the Rev. Thomas Neate; impropriator, J. Gwynne, Esq. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1794.

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

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