Place:Shelswell, Oxfordshire, England

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NameShelswell
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.967°N 1.117°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
Newton Purcell with Shelswell, Oxfordshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1932
Ploughley Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
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

Shelswell is a hamlet in Oxfordshire, England about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Brackley in neighbouring Northamptonshire. Since 1932 has been located in the civil parish of Newton Purcell with Shelswell.

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

"SHELSWELL, a parish in Bicester [registration] district, Oxford; 4 miles SSE of Brackley [railway] station, and 6 N by E of Bicester. Post town: Bicester. Acres: 809. Real property: £586. Population: 44. Houses: 8. [Shelswell Park] is the seat of J. H. S. Harrison, Esq. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed to Newton-Purcell. There is no church."

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Shelswell.

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