Bruern  Oxfordshire


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

BRUERN, an extra-parochial tract in Chipping-Norton district, Oxford; 5 miles N of Burford. Acres, 3,510. Real property, £1,538. Pop., 51. Houses, 9. A Cistertian Abbey was founded here, in 1147, by Nicholas Basset; and given, in the time of James I., to Sir Anthony Cope. The buildings were changed into a private residence; and were destroyed by fire in last century. Old fish ponds connected with them still exist. The tract is a meet for the Heythrop hounds.

Bruern through time

Bruern 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 Bruern itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 05th August 2021

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