Place:Shutford, Oxfordshire, England

Alt namesEast Shutfordsource: settlement in parish
West Shutfordsource: settlement in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates52.06°N 1.438°W
Located inOxfordshire, England
See alsoBanbury Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Cherwell District, Oxfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Shutford is a village and civil parish about about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west of Banbury in Oxfordshire. The village is about 475 feet (145 m) above sea level. In 2011 the population, according to the UK census, was 476.

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

"SHUTFORD, a chapelry in Swalcliffe parish, Oxford; 5 miles W of Banbury r. station. It has a postal pillar-box under Banbury. Acres: 640. Real property: £2,840. Population: 386. Houses: 98. The living is annexed to Swalcliffe. The church was repaired in 1841. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists."

The name Shutford is derived from "Scytta's Ford". In the fourteenth century the village was quite large. 20 people were assessed for tax in 1327. In 1377 there were 86. A fire in 1701 destroyed 24 houses. Some houses were rebuilt and modernised. In 1774 71 houses were recorded. In the Middle Ages there were 3 manors in Shutford. The manor house appears to have been built in the 16th century. In the Civil War, Viscount Saye and Sele (1582-1662) supported the Parliamentarians.

Plush (a textile having a cut nap or pile similar to fustian or velvet) and shag (deep piled carpet) weaving was established in 1747 and became the village's main claim to fame.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Shutford.

Research Tips

Victoria County History of Oxfordshire, volume 10, chapter on Cropredy includes references to Shutford. Victoria County History of Oxfordshire, volume 10, chapter on Swalcliffe includes references to Shutford.

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