In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chalgrove like this:
CHALGROVE, a village and a parish in Thame district, Oxford. The village stands on an affluent of the Thame, 5 miles SW of Tetsworth, and 5½ NNE of wallingford r. station; and has a post office under Tetsworth. The parish includes also the liberty of Rufford. Acres, 2,364. Real property, £3,747. ...
Pop., 549. Houses, 124. A skirmish was fought on Chalgrove Field, in 1643, between the royalists under Prince Rupert and the parliamentarians. John Hampden at first mustered the Bucks militia on the same ground; and he led them in this skirmish, and received then his death wound. A pillar to his memory, bearing a medallion portrait and an inscription, was erected on the spot in 1843. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Berwick-Salome, in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £600.* Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is Norman; consists of nave, two aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and contains an octagonal font, and several fine monuments. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £97.
Chalgrove is now part of South Oxfordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Oxfordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Chalgrove itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chalgrove in South Oxfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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