Souldern is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.
Parish church: St. Mary
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1667
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1700; 1721
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
SOULDERN, a parish, with a village, in Bicester district, Oxford; 1½ mile ESE of Aynho r. station, and 3½ E of Deddington. It has a post-office under Banbury. Acres, 1,451. Real property, £3,834. Pop., 587. Houses, 128. The manor belongs to R. S. Cox, Esq. Some Saxon antiquities have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £550. Patron, St. John’s College, Cambridge. The church is of various dates, and has an early Norman tower. There are an endowed school with £50 a year, and charities £30.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
SOULDERN (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Bicester, hundred of Ploughley, county of Oxford, 4 miles (E. by S.) from Deddington; containing 604 inhabitants. The Oxford and Birmingham canal passes through the parish, and the river Cherwell forms the western boundary. The soil on the lower grounds is clay, and stony on the hills: strong plank-stones are quarried here, and used extensively in the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £8. 14. 2., and in the gift of St. John’s College, Cambridge: the tithes have been commuted for £428. 11.; there is a glebe-house, and the glebe contains 13¼ acres. The church is a curious ancient structure, with a tower in the Norman style; a Norman arch which separated the nave from the chancel was destroyed in rebuilding the latter, and other alterations and repairs have defaced the original character of the edifice. The churchyard and parsonage are the theme of Wordsworth’s beautiful sonnet entitled A Parsonage in Oxfordshire. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. In 1844 some sepulchral remains, believed to be Roman, were discovered in digging stone near the village; a description has been published by Sir H. L. Dryden, Bart., accompanied by drawings. Ploughley Hill, whence the name of the hundred, is in this parish.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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England, Oxfordshire, Souldern – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Souldern, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office
England, Oxfordshire, Souldern – Church records ( 1 )
Parish registers for Souldern, 1668-1851
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Souldern (Oxfordshire)
England, Oxfordshire, Souldern – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Souldern, Oxon, Eng
Oxfordshire Archives & Family History Groups
- 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