Place:Little Rollright, Oxfordshire, England

NameLittle Rollright
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.968°N 1.576°W
Located inOxfordshire, England
See alsoChadlington Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Chipping Norton Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Rollright, Oxfordshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was transferred in 1932
West Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Little Rollright is a village in the civil parish of Rollright, Oxfordshire, about 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Chipping Norton. It is the village nearest to the megalithic Rollright Stones. The civil parish of Rollright was formed in 1932 from the former civil parishes of Great Rollright and Little Rollright.

Since 1974 Little Rollright is in the Kingham, Rollright and Enstone ward of West Oxfordshire District Council and the Chipping Norton division of Oxfordshire County Council.

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

"ROLLRIGHT (Little), a parish in Chipping-Norton [registration] district, Oxford; adjacent to Warwickshire, 2½ miles N W of Chipping-Norton [railway] station. Post-town: Chipping-Norton. Acres: 780. Real property: £809. Population: 36. Houses: 6. The manor belongs to Sir J.Reade, Bart. Part of a Druidical circle is here, originally comprising 60 stones, now comprising about 30, few of them rising more than 4 feet from the ground. A stone of singular shape, and about 8 feet high, is 252 feet N of the circle; bears the name of King Stone; and commands an extensive view. Five larger stones are about ½ a mile to the S E, and are supposed to have formed a kistvaen. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value: £190. Patron: Sir J.Reade, Bart. The church is Norman, and was recently repaired."

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