Cherwell  Oxfordshire


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

CHERWELL, a river of Northampton and Oxford. It rises at Charwelton, in Northampton; and runs about 50 miles southward, past Edgcott, Banbury, Deddington, Steeple-Aston, Kirthington, Islip, and Marston, to the Thames in the southern vicinity of Oxford. It is joined by the Snere on the right, a little above Deddington; and by the Ray, on the left at Islip. Most of its course is closely followed by the Oxford canal, and by the Oxford and Rugby railway.

Cherwell through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Cherwell has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Cherwell go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 11th August 2020

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