Place:Bampton, Oxfordshire, England

Alt namesBampton Astonsource: ecclesiastical parish
Wealdsource: hamlet in parish
Bampton-in-the-Bushsource: Wikipedia
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.733°N 1.55°W
Located inOxfordshire, England
See alsoBampton Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bampton, also called Bampton-in-the-Bush, is a settlement and civil parish in the Thames Valley about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) southwest of Witney in Oxfordshire. The parish includes the hamlet of Weald. The 2011 UK Census recorded the parish's population as 2,564.

Bampton is variously referred to as both a town and a village. The Domesday Book recorded that it was a market town by 1086. It continued as such until the 1890s.

The Church of England parish church of Saint Mary the Virgin dates from the 12th century.

The ancient parish was one of the largest in Oxfordshire and included the townships of Weald, Lew, Aston, Cote, Shifford, Chimney and Lower Haddon. In 1857 the parish was split into the three ecclesiastical parishes of Bampton Proper, Bampton Lew and Bampton Aston, all now part of the united benefice of Bampton with Clanfield. In 1866 the parish was split into five civil parishes: Bampton, Lew, Aston and Cote, Shifford and Chimney.

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