Rousham  Oxfordshire


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

ROUSHAM, a parish in Woodstock district, Oxford; on the Oxford canal and the river Cherwell, near Heyford r. station, and 5 miles N N E of Woodstock. Post-town, Lower Heyford, under Oxford. Acres, 920. Real property, £1, 573. Pop., 131. Houses, 29. The property belongs to C. Dormer, Esq. ...

R. Park is Mr. D.'s seat. The mansion was built, in the time of James I., by Sir R. Dormer; contains a rich collection of pictures; was visited by Pope and H. Walpole; and stands in grounds laid out by Kent, and containing a number of statues brought from Italy. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £240.* Patron,C. Dormer, Esq. The church includes some good late Norman and decorated English portions.

Rousham through time

Rousham is now part of West Oxfordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Oxfordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Rousham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 12th July 2020

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