Place:Mollington, Oxfordshire, England

TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates52.124°N 1.361°W
Located inOxfordshire, England
See alsoBloxham Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Mollington is a village and civil parish about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Banbury in Oxfordshire, England. The 2011 UK census recorded the parish's population as 479.

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

"MOLLINGTON, a chapelry in the parish of Cropredy and counties of Oxford and Warwick; 1 ¾ mile N W of Cropredy [railway] station, and 4¾ N by W of Banbury. Post town, Cropredy, under Banbury. Acres of the Oxford portion: 1,200. Real property, £2,377. Population: 234. Houses: 53. Acres of the Warwick portion: 620. Population: 138. Houses: 34. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Oxford. Value: £120. Patron: the Bishop of Oxford. The church is early English; comprises N aisle and chancel, with a tower; and was recently restored. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, an apprenticing fund, and a small charity."

In 1086 (year of the Domesday Book), Mollington was partly in three counties: Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. Later the village was only in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, and in 1895 the Warwickshire part was transferred to Oxfordshire by the Local Government Act 1894. Mollington, although included in Cropredy parish which is in the Banbury Hundred, also lay in Bloxham Hundred.

A Vision of Britain through Time states that Mollington first became a separate civil parish in 1866.

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Victoria County History of Oxfordshire, volume 9, chapter on Cropredy includes references to Mollington.

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