Place:Hardwick (near Bicester), Oxfordshire, England

NameHardwick (near Bicester)
Alt namesHardwick
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.962°N 1.162°W
Located inOxfordshire, England
See alsoPloughley Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Bicester Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Hardwick with Tusmore, Oxfordshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1932
Cherwell District, Oxfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Hardwick is a village in the Cherwell District of Oxfordshire, England about 4.5 miles (7 km) north of Bicester. Hardwick is one of the villages in the civil parish of Hardwick with Tusmore which was formed in 1932. Previously, Hardwick was a separate civil parish.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Hardwick from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HARDWICK, a parish in Bicester [registration] district, Oxford; 5 miles N of Bicester town and [railway] station. Post-town: Hethe, under Bicester. Acres, with Tusmore: 990. Real property: £1,170. Population: 59. Houses: 15. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value: £92. Patron: B. Richmond, Esq. The church is ancient, and has a well-preserved fine Norman door."

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Hardwick, Cherwell. Includes a summary of the owners of the parish manors and a further description of the church.

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