Swinbrook is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Alternative names: Swinbrooke

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1662
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1667-1669; 1721

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SWINBROOK, a parish in Witney district, Oxford; 2 miles E of Burford r. station. Post town, Burford, under Faringdon. Acres, 1,140. Real property, £1,335. Pop., 191. Houses, 42. The property is all in one estate. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to Widford. The church’s chancel was recently restored. There are an endowed school with £60 a year, and charities £283.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

SWINBROOK (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Witney, hundred of Chadlington, county of Oxford, 2 miles (E.) from Burford; containing 218 inhabitants. It is situated on the little river Windrush, about a mile from the road between Oxford and Cheltenham, and comprises 1130a. 1r. 26p. The surface is agreeably diversified with undulations; the soil is in some parts clayey, and in others a light earth resting upon limestone. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £57; patron, the Chancellor of the Cathedral of Salisbury: there is a parsonage-house, recently built, and the glebe consists of about an acre. The tithes were commuted for land in 1813. The church is partly Norman, and partly of later date, with a remarkable tower open by an arch to the west; the chancel is separated from the nave by a finely-pointed arch resting upon columns with beautifully-ornamented capitals, and contains some costly monuments to the family of Fettiplace, who resided in a mansion here for more than four centuries. Mrs. Anne Pytts, in 1715, endowed a school with £40 per annum.

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: Chadlington
  • Province: Canterbury

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