Cuddesdon  Oxfordshire


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

CUDDESDEN, a village and a parish in Headington district, Oxfordshire. The village stands near the river Thame, 1½ mile S of Wheatley r. station, and 6 SE by E of Oxford; and has a post office under Oxford. Pop., 384. Houses, 73. The parish includes also the hamlets of Wheatley, Denton, and Chippinghurst. ...

Acres, 2, 689. Real property, £7, 204. Pop., 1, 591. Houses, 348. The property is divided among a few. Cuddesden Palace is the seat of the Bishops of Oxford; sprang from a timber structure, erected in 1635 by Bishop Bancroft, and destroyed in 1644 by the royalist governor of Oxford, to prevent it from being garrisoned by the parliamentarians; and is a plain edifice, built in 1679 by Bishop Fell. The chapel connected with it is in the decorated English style; and was built, in 1846, by Bishop Wilberforce. The ecclesiastical training college, opposite the Palace, is also in the decorated English style; was opened in 1854; and contains a common hall, a dining hall, a chapel, and rooms for a vice-principal and 21 students. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £260.* Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church is cruciform, with massive central tower; was built at the period of transition from Norman to early English; shows fine features of that period; and contains the grave of Bishop Bancroft, and mural monuments of Bishops Moss and Jackson. The churchyard has a touching epitaph on a daughter of Bishop Lowth. The p. curacy of Wheatley is a separate benefice. An endowed school has £45; and other charities £49.

Cuddesdon through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 30th July 2021

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