Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for EDGCOTT

EDGCOTT, a parish in the district of Banbury and county of Northampton; at the verge of the county, on the river Cherwell, adjacent to the Oxford canal and the West Midland railway, 2½ miles ENE of Cropredy r. station, a 6 NE by N of Banbury. Post town, Cropredy, under Banbury. Acres, 1, 344. Real property, £2, 738. Pop., 103. Houses, 15. The property is all in one estate. Edgcott House was the seat of Cromwell, Earl of Essex, and partly built by him; afforded Charles I. a night's lodging before the battle of Edgehill; and is now the seat of Miss Carter. Danesmoor, in the vicinity, was the scene of a battle between the Saxons and the Danes, and also the scene of a conflict, in 1469, between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £300.* Patron, Miss Carter. The church is ancient but good.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Edgcote CP/AP       Northamptonshire AncC
Place: Edgcote

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