|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Oxfordshire, England|
|See also||Ploughley Hundred, Oxfordshire, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Bicester Rural, Oxfordshire, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1932|
|Ploughley Rural, Oxfordshire, England||rural district in which it was located 1932-1974|
|Cherwell District, Oxfordshire, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Oddington is a village and civil parish in the Cherwell District of Oxfordshire, England about 5 miles (8 km) south of Bicester. The village is close to the River Ray on the northern edge of Otmoor (an area of wetland and wet grassland located halfway between Oxford and Bicester). The 2011 UK census recorded the parish's population as 129.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Oddington from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "ODDINGTON, a parish in Bicester [registration] district, Oxford; on the river Ray, and on the Roman road to Alcester, 2 miles E by N of Islip [railway] station, and 6¾ S S W of Bicester. Post-town: Islip, under Oxford. Acres: 1,410. Real property: £2,086. Population: 169. Houses: 37. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Sawyer, Esq. A Cistertian abbey was founded at Oddington Grange, in the time of Stephen, by Sir Robert de Gait; and was removed to Thame by Bishop Alexander. A Saxon camp was on the quondam common of Otmoor; and ancient coins, pottery, and other relics have been found there. There are two mineral springs. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value: £350. Patron: Trinity College, Oxford. The church is of mixed architecture, partly ancient with a Norman door; comprises nave and chancel, the latter rebuilt in 1821; has a square tower; and contains a curious brass of 1500. There is a free school."
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Oddington, Oxfordshire.
Categories: Oxfordshire, England | Oddington, Oxfordshire, England | Ploughley Hundred, Oxfordshire, England | Bicester Rural, Oxfordshire, England | Ploughley Rural, Oxfordshire, England | Cherwell District, Oxfordshire, England