Hanwell  Oxfordshire


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

HANWELL, a parish in Banbury district, Oxford; near the boundary with Warwick, the West Midland railway, and the Oxford canal, 2½ miles NW of Banbury. Acres, 1, 240. Real property, £2, 093. Pop., 285. Houses, 67. The manor, with all the property, belonged formerly to the Venuns, the Ardens, the Grevilles, the Copes, and the Sackvilles; and belongs now to Earl Delawarr. ...

Hanwell Castle was called by Leland ' ' the pleasant and gallant house of Hanwell;'' was twice visited, in the time of Sir Anthony Cope, by James I. and his queen; and is now represented chiefly by a fine quadrangular brick tower, With stone quoins, used as a farm house. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £320.* Patron, Earl Delawarr. The church is ancient but good, with a fine tower; and has some curious capitals, with grotesque figures.

Hanwell through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd May 2022

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