Place:Shenington, Oxfordshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.082°N 1.459°W
Located inOxfordshire, England     (1844 - )
Also located inGloucestershire, England     ( - 1844)
See alsoWestminster Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which it was part located
Tewkesbury Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which it was part located
Bloxham Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located after 1844
Banbury Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1970
Shenington with Alkerton, Oxfordshire, Englandparish into which it was merged in 1970
Cherwell District, Oxfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Shenington is a village about 5 miles (8 km) west of Banbury. It was an exclave of Gloucestershire until the Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844 transferred it to Oxfordshire in 1844. Shenington is also on Oxfordshire's boundary with Warwickshire.

Once in Oxfordshire, it was part of Banbury Rural District from 1894. In 1970 the parish merger with that of Alkerton to become Shenington with Alkerton. In 1974 the whole of Banbury Rural District became part of the district municipality named the Cherwell District.

Wikipedia summarizes the ownership of Shennington Manor from 1194 through 1420 when it was owned by a number of people with links to the monarchs of the Plantagenet period.

Research Tips for Oxfordshire

Victoria County History of Oxfordshire, volume 9, chapter on Shenington.

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