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Oxfordshire Oxford, Banbury, Witney, Bicester, Henley-on-Thames, Carterton, Thame


History of Oxfordshire.
Historically the area has always had some importance, it has been valuable agricultural land resting between the main southern cities and containing the prestigious settlement at Oxford (whose name came from Anglo-Saxon Oxenaford = "ford for oxen"). Ignored by the Romans, it was not until the formation of a settlement at Oxford that the area grew in importance.

Alfred the Great was born in Wantage. The University of Oxford was founded in 1096. The area was part of the Cotswolds wool trade from the 13th century. The Great Western Railway reached Didcot in 1839. Morris Motors was founded in Oxford in 1912 and MG in Abingdon in 1929. The importance of agriculture as an employer has declined rapidly in the 20th century; currently under one percent of the county's population are involved.

In 1808 the county had fourteen hundreds, namely Bampton, Banbury, Binfield, Bloxham, Bullingdon, Chadlington, Dorchester, Ewelme, Langtree, Lewknor, Pyrton, Ploughley, Thame and Wootton.

The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry was based at the Barracks on Bullingdon Green, Cowley.

The Vale of the White Horse and parts of South Oxfordshire south of the River Thames are traditionally part of Berkshire but were added to the administrative county in 1974. Conversely, the Caversham area of Reading is traditionally part of Oxfordshire. (See History of Oxfordshire for the traditional county boundaries).

Places of interest
Blenheim Palace UNESCO World Heritage Site Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway A heritage railway operated with steam and diesel locomotives Didcot Railway Centre Museum of the Great Western Railway Greys Court Kelmscott Manor Home of William Morris Oxford River and Rowing Museum River Thames Rousham House and Gardens



Abingdon Adderbury Adwell Albury Alkerton Alvescot Ambrosden Appleford Appleton Ardington Ardington Wick Ardley Ascott under Wychwood Ashbury Asthall Asthall Leigh Aston Aston - Witney Aston Rowant Aston Tirrold Aston Upthorpe Badgemore Balscote Bampton Banbury Barford St John Barford St Michael Barnard Gate Baulking Baynard's Green Bayworth Beckley Begbroke Benson Berinsfield Berrick Salome Bessels Leigh Besselsleigh Bicester Binfield Heath Bix Black Bourton Blackthorn Bladon Bletchingdon Blewbury Bloxham Boars Hill Bodicote Botley Bourton Bradwell Grove Brighthampton Brightwell Baldwin Brightwell Cum Sotwell Brightwell Upperton Britwell Salome Brize Norton Broadwell Broughton Broughton Poggs Bruern Abbey Buckland Bucknell Burcot Burdrop Burford Buscot Buscot Wick Cane End Carswell Marsh Carterton Cassington Caulcott Caversfield Chadlington Chalgrove Charlbury Charlton on Otmoor Charney Bassett Charterville Allotments Chastleton Chazey Heath Checkendon Chesterton Childrey Chilson Chilton Chimney Chinnor Chipping Norton Chislehampton Cholsey Christmas Common Church Enstone Church Hanborough Churchill Clanfield Claydon Cleveley Clifton Clifton Hampden Cold Harbour Coleshill Combe Compton Beauchamp Cookley Green Cornwell Cote Cothill Cottisford Cowley Crawley Cray's Pond Crocker End Cropredy Crowell Crowmarsh Gifford Crowsley Cuddesdon Culham Cumnor Curbridge Cuxham Dean Deddington Delly End Denchworth Denton Didcot Dorchester Drayton - Abingdon Drayton - Banbury Drayton St Leonard Dry Sandford Ducklington Duns Tew Dunsden Green Dunthrop Duxford Easington East Challow East End East Ginge East Hagbourne East Hanney East Hendred East Lockinge Eastleach Eaton Eaton Hastings Elsfield Emmington Enslow Enstone Epwell Ewelme Exlade Street Eynsham Faringdon Farmoor Fawler Fencott Fernham Fewcott Field Assarts Fifield Filchampstead Filkins Finmere Finstock Fordwells Forest Hill Foscot Freeland Frilford Frilford Heath Fringford Fritwell Fulbrook Fulscot Fulwell Fyfield Fyfield Wick Gagingwell Gallowstree Common Garford Garsington Glympton Godington Goosey Goosey Wick Goring Goring Heath Gozzards Ford Grafton Great Bourton Great Coxwell Great Haseley Great Milton Great Rollright Great Tew Greenfield Grey's Green Grove Grove Wick Hailey - South Oxfordshire Hailey - West Oxfordshire Hampton Gay Hampton Poyle Hanwell Hardwick - Cherwell Hardwick - West Oxfordshire Harpsden Harwell Hatford Headington Hempton Henley on Thames Henton Hethe Heythrop High Cogges Highmoor Highmoor Cross Hinton Waldrist Holton Holwell Hook Norton Horley Hornton Horspath Horton cum Studley Idbury Idstone Iffley Ipsden Islip Kelmscot Kencot Kennington Kiddington Kidlington Kidmore End Kiln Green Kingham Kingston Bagpuize Kingston Blount Kingston Lisle Kingston Stert Kingston Warren Kingstone Winslow Kington Bagpuize Kirtlington Langford Latchford Launton Leafield Ledwell Lenborough Letcombe Bassett Letcombe Regis Lew Lewknor Lidstone Little Baldon Little Chesterton Little Clanfield Little Coxwell Little Faringdon Little Haseley Little Ickford Little Milton Little Rollright Little Tew Little Wittenham Littlemore Littleworth Long Hanborough Long Wittenham Longcot Longworth Lower Arncott Lower Assendon Lower Basildon Lower Heyford Lower Shiplake Lower Tadmarton Lyford Lyneham Maidensgrove Mapledurham Marcham Marsh Baldon Marston May's Green Merton Middle Assendon Middle Aston Middle Barton Middleton Stoney Milcombe Milton - Cherwell Milton - Vale of White Horse Milton Common Milton Hill Milton under Wychwood Minster Lovell Mixbury Mollington Mongewell Moreton Moulsford Murcott Nether Westcote Nether Worton Nettlebed New Yatt Newbridge Newington Newnham Hill Newton Purcell Noke North Aston North Hinksey North Leigh North Moreton North Newington North Stoke North Weston Northbrook Northmoor Nuffield Nuneham Courtenay Oddington Old Chalford Old Marston Osney Over Kiddington Over Norton Over Worton Oxford Park Corner Peppard Common Piddington Pishill Play Hatch Postcombe Preston Crowmarsh Pudlicote Pusey Pyrton Radcot Radley Ramsden Risinghurst Roke Rotherfield Greys Rotherfield Peppard Rousham Rowstock Russell's Water Rycote Salford Sandford on Thames Sandford St Martin Sandhills Sandleigh Sarsden Scotsgrove Shellingford Shenington Shepherd's Green Shifford Shillingford Shilton Shiplake Shippon Shipton on Cherwell Shipton under Wychwood Shirburn Shorthampton Shrivenham Shutford Sibford Ferris Sibford Gower Signet Somerton Sonning Common Sonning Eye Souldern South Hinksey South Leigh South Moreton South Newington South Stoke South Weston Southcombe Southmoor Sparsholt Spelsbury Stadhampton Standlake Stanford in the Vale Stanton Harcourt Stanton St John Steeple Aston Steeple Barton Steventon Stoke Lyne Stoke Row Stoke Talmage Stonesfield Stonor Stratton Audley Summertown Sunningwell Sutton Sutton Courtenay Swalcliffe Swalcliffe Lea Swerford Swinbrook Swinford Swyncombe Sydenham Tackley Tadmarton Tadmarton Heath Taston Taynton Tetsworth Thame Thrupp Tiddington Tilehurst Tokers Green Toot Baldon Towersey Trench Green Tubney Tubney Wood Tusmore Tusmore Park Twyford Uffington Upper Arncott Upper Culham Upper Heyford Upper Wardington Upton - Burford Upton - Didcot Wallingford Wantage Warborough Wardington Warrens Cross Watchfield Water Eaton Waterperry Waterstock Watlington Weald Wendlebury West Challow West End West Ginge West Hagbourne West Hanney West Hendred West Lockinge Westcot Westcote Barton Westcott Barton Weston on the Green Westwell Wheatfield Wheatley Whitchurch Whitchurch Hill Widford Wigginton Wigginton Heath Wilcote Williamscot Witney Wolvercote Woodcote Woodeaton Woodleys Woodperry Woodstock Woolstone Wootton - Vale of White Horse Wootton - West Oxfordshire Worsham Wroxton Wyfold Wytham

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