Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Woodstock

Woodstock, ancient chartered bor., market town, and par., Oxfordshire, on river Glyme, 2½ miles W. of Woodstock Road sta. and 8 miles NW. of Oxford, 62 ac., pop. 1133; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. Woodstock is a well-built place, with spacious streets. It has long been known for its mfrs. of gloves. It is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and early had a royal palace, which stood in the park of Blenheim, the seat of the Duke of Marlborough. As a royal residence Woodstock frequently appears in history. It gives name to one of Scott's romances. It was first chartered by Henry VI. It returned 2 members to Parl. from the time of Elizabeth until 1832, and 1 member from 1832 (when the parl. limits were extended) until 1885.


(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "ancient chartered borough, market town, and parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Woodstock Hmlt/CP       Woodstock Borough       Oxfordshire AncC
Place: Woodstock

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