Swalcliffe  Oxfordshire


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

SWALCLIFFE, or Swacliffe, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Banbury district, Oxford. The village stands 5¾ miles WSW of Banbury r. station, and has a post-office under Banbury. The parish includes the townships of Sibford-Ferris, Sibford-Gower, Epwell, Shutford, and West Shutford; and comprises 6,270 acres. ...

Real property, £13,640. Pop., 1,919. Houses, 444. The property is much subdivided. S. Park is the residence of H. Norris, Esq. A double-ditched British camp is at Madmarston. Many Roman remains have been found at Blackland. The living is a vicarage, with Epwell and Shutford chapelries, in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £300.* Patron, New College, Oxford. The church has Norman, early English, decorated, and later English portions, and is good. The vicarage of Sibford is a separate benefice. Ancient chapels of ease are in Epwell and Shutford. There are six dissenting chapels, an endowed school with £30 a year, a large Quakers' school, and charities £154.—The sub-district contains 11 parishes. Acres, 21,720. Pop., 6,219. Houses, 1,440.

Swalcliffe through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd May 2022

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