Holton  Oxfordshire


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

HOLTON, a parish in Headington district, Oxfordshire; on the Oxford and Thame railway, near wheatley r. station, and near the river Thame, 6 miles E of Oxford. Post town, Wheatley, under Oxford. Acres, 1, 594. Real property, £2, 533; of which £25 are in quarries. Pop., 245. Houses, 52. ...

The property is all in one estate. Holton House is a modern edifice, in room of a fine old moated manor house. General Ireton was married here to Oliver Cromwell's daughter in 1646. The poet Milton's ancestors were, till recently, supposed to have lived at Holton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £390. * Patron, W. E. Tyndale Biscoe, Esq. The church is ancient but very good; and a school has £13 a year from endowment.

Holton through time

Holton 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 Holton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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