Place:Shirburn, Oxfordshire, England

Alt namesSherbournesource: alternate spelling
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.66°N 0.991°W
Located inOxfordshire, England
See alsoPyrton Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Thame Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Bullingdon Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Shirburn is a village and civil parish in the South Oxfordshire District of Oxfordshire, England, about 6 miles (10 km) south of Thame. The parish is very elevated by county standards and the eastern part of the parish is in the Chiltern Hills. Shirburn is forested to the south, and is at one edge bisected by the M40 motorway. It is the largest civil parish in South Oxfordshire.

Shirburn is a spring line settlement at the foot of the Chiltern escarpment. In the 2011 UK census the populations of Adwell, Stoke Talmage and Shirburn are combined to total 214.

The Domesday Book of 1086 records that the manor of Shirburn was divided equally between Robert D'Oyly and his brother-in-arms Roger d'Ivry.

The building of Shirburn Castle was licensed in 1377. Shirburn Castle became a centre of Recusancy throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.

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