Fritwell  Oxfordshire


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

FRITWELL, a village and a parish in Bicester district, Oxford. The village stands on the N border of the county, 2½ miles ENE of Somerton r. station, and 5 NW by N of Bicester; and has a post office under Bicester. The parish comprises 1, 230 acres. Real property, £2, 717. Pop., 542. ...

Houses, 130. The property is subdivided. - The manor-house is an old picturesque edifice; and has a dismal room, like a den, in which Sir Baldwin Wake immured his brother. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £210.* Patron, W. Willes, Esq. The church is ancient, and has a Saxon porch. There are two Methodist chapels and a national school.

Fritwell through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 09th August 2020

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