Place:Langley, Oxfordshire, England

TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates51.839°N 1.564°W
Located inOxfordshire, England     ( - 1932)
See alsoChadlington Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Shipton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire, Englandancient parish in which it was located and into which it was merged in 1932
Leafield, Oxfordshire, Englandparish it joined after 1974
West Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"LANGLEY, a hamlet in Shipton-under-Wychwood parish, Oxford; in Wychwood forest, 4 miles NE of Burford. Acres: 330. Real property: £697. Population: 53. Houses: 9. The manor belongs to Lord Churchhill. A royal hunting seat was here; claims to have been the birth-place of King John; was last inhabited by Charles I.; and has completely disappeared."

Langley was a hamlet in the parish of Shipton under Wychwood and became a civil parish in 1866. In 1932 it was abolished as a civil parish and was merged into Shipton under Wychwood. In 1974 Shipton under Wychwood was broken up into smaller civil parishes and Langley is now part of Leafield civil parish in the West Oxfordshire District.


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About 2 miles (3 km) southeast of [Shipton-under-Wychwood] is the farmhouse of Langley, a largely mid-19th-century building. It is on the site of a royal hunting lodge that was built for Henry VII. Most of the Tudor monarchs stayed there when hunting in Wychwood Forest.

The de Langley family were hereditary keepers of Wychwood Forest, which office carried with it the tenancy of the manor of Langley in Shipton under Wychwood parish. Their heir was Simon Verney (d. 1368) whose brother was William Verney of Byfield, Northamptonshire, father of Alice Verney, first wife of John Danvers (d. 1449) of Calthorpe, MP for Oxfordshire 1420, 1421, 1423 and 1435. The de Langley family held the manor of Shipton, Oxfordshire, and Richard Lee in his Gleanings of Oxfordshire of 1574 states that these arms of "Gules, 2 bars or in chief 2 buck's heads cabossed of the 2nd" were then displayed in a stained glass window in St. Mary's parish church at Shipton with a tomb under it. The buck's heads seem to be a reference to the de Langley office of forester of Wychwood.

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