South Hinksey  Berkshire


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

HINKSEY (SOUTH), a village and a parish in Abingdon district, Berks. The village stands near the Oxford railway, 1 mile SW of Oxford. The parish comprises 550 acres. Real property, £2, 390. Pop. in 1851, 300; in 1861, 636. Houses, 133. The increase of pop. was caused by the opening of the Oxford station on the Great Western railway. ...

A new village, called New Hinksey, then arose, ½ a mile distant from the old one; and has a post office under Oxford. The property is subdivided. The Happy Valley, near the old village, affords a charming walk; and was much loved by Dr. Arnold. The view of Oxford, by Turner, was taken from a hill between the villages of S. Hinksey and N. Hinksey. The conduit built by Otho Nicholson of Christ Church, in 1617, to supply Oxford with water, is in the hill fields above the villages. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Wootton, in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £183. Patron, the Earl of Abingdon. The church was repaired in 1860. John Piers, archbishop of York, was a native.

South Hinksey through time

South Hinksey is now part of Vale of White Horse district. Click here for graphs and data of how Vale of White Horse has changed over two centuries. For statistics about South Hinksey itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of South Hinksey, in Vale of White Horse and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th October 2021

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