Place:Oxenton, Gloucestershire, England

Alt namesOxendonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 114
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.983°N 2.067°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoTewkesbury Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, Englandecclesiastical parish of which it was a chapelry
Tewkesbury Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Cheltenham Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1935-1974
Tewkesbury District, Gloucestershire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"OXENTON, a parish in Tewkesbury [registration] district, Gloucester; on an affluent of the river Severn, adjacent to the boundary with Worcestershire, 2½ miles S E of Ashchurch [railway] station, and 4½ E by S of Tewkesbury. Post-town, Cheltenham. Acres: 1,050. Real property: £1,545. Population: 136. Houses: 98. The manor belongs to the Earl of Ellenborough. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £86. Patron: the Earl of Coventry. The church is old, was recently repaired, and has a tower. A church school, a neat building, was erected in 1862."

Oxenton was in the Tewkesbury Rural District from 1894 until 1935, then transferred to the Cheltenham Rural District until 1974 and since 1974 in the Tewkesbury Borough or District. Oxenton was originally a chapelry in Tewkesbury parish. In 1935 it absorbed the neighbouring parish of Woolstone.

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Oxenton in A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 8/Tewkesbury hundred in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online
  • GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Respect the copyright on this material.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county[[Category:Tewkesbury Rural, Gloucestershire, England[[Category:Tewkesbury District, Gloucestershire, England