Pyrton  Oxfordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Pyrton like this:

PIRTON, a village, a parish, and a hundred, in Oxford. The village stands near the Chiltern hills, 1 mile N of Watlington, and 7 N E of Watlingford r. station; and was anciently called Peritone. The parish contains also the hamlets of Clare, Assendon, Golder, Portways, and Standhill; and is in Henley district. ...

Post-town, Tetworth. Acres, 5, 140. Real property, £8, 195. Pop., 705. Houses, 139. The manor was held, at Domesday, by Hugh Lupus; and belongs now to Lord Camoys, the Earl of Macclesfield, and H. Hamersley, Esq. Stonor Park is the seat of Lord Camoys; and the Manor House is the seat of H. Hamersley, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £258.* Patron, Christchurch, Oxford. The church was rebuilt in 1856, and is in the early English style. There are a dissentingchapel, a Roman Catholic chapel, and charities £16. John Hampden was married in the old church to Miss Symeon, whose father then occupied the Manor House; and Rose, the author of an " Essay on Universal Language, " was a native. The hundred contains seven parishes, and part of another. Acres, 13, 973. Pop., 3, 615. Houses, 763.

Pyrton through time

Pyrton 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 Pyrton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Pyrton in South Oxfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th June 2021

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