Place:Tusmore, Oxfordshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.967°N 1.176°W
Located inOxfordshire, England
See alsoPloughley Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hardwick with Tusmore, Oxfordshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1932
Cherwell District, Oxfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Tusmore is a settlement about 5 1⁄2 miles (9 km) north of Bicester in Oxfordshire. It is the location of the Tusmore Park country house and estate. Tusmore is one of the villages in the civil parish of Hardwick with Tusmore which was formed in 1932. Previously, Tusmore was a separate civil parish.

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

"TUSMORE, a parish in Bicester [registration] district, Oxford; 6 miles N by W of Bicester [railway] station. Post town: Bicester. Acres: 686. Rated property: £785. Population: 45. Houses: 6. The property, with [Tusmore] House, belongs to the Earl of Effingham. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value: £15. Patrons: the Trustees of Mrs. Ramsay."

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Tusmore, Oxfordshire. Includes a summary of the owners of the parish manors. One family, the Fermors were recusants. Tusmore House has been rebuilt, possibly more than once. The catholic church at Tusmore is known as Hethe Chapel.

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