Westwell, Oxfordshire Family History Guide

Westwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1576
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1697; 1721

Nonconformists include: Protestant Dissenters

Adjacent Parishes

  • Great Barrington
  • Holwell
  • Eastleach Turville
  • Burford
  • Eastleach Martin
  • Little Barrington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WESTWELL, a parish in Witney district, Oxford; 2 miles SW of Burford r. station. Post town, Burford, under Faringdon. Acres, 890. Real property, £1,243. Pop., 169. Houses, 35. The manor belongs to the Pinnells The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £159. Patron, Christchurch, Oxford. The church is Norman. There is a parochial school.

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


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