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Oxfordshire Place Names

Places in Oxfordshire

This page lists the major place names of Oxfordshire. The list is based on the current boundary of the county so it includes many places that were in Berkshire until the 1974 reorganisation.

With thanks to Paul Betteridge for many additions and corrections to the original.

Abingdon (in Berkshire until 1974)
Adderbury
Adwell
Albury
Alkerton
Alvescot
Ambrosden
Appleford (in Berkshire until 1974)
Appleton (in Berkshire until 1974)
Ardington (in Berkshire until 1974)
Ardley
Arncott
Ascott under Wychwood
Ashbury (in Berkshire until 1974)
Asthall
Asthall Leigh
Aston
Aston Rowant
Aston Tirrold (in Berkshire until 1974)
Aston Upthorp (in Berkshire until 1974)
Balscote
Bampton
Banbury
Barford St John
Barford St Michael
Baulking (in Berkshire until 1974)
Beckley
Begbroke
Benson
Berinsfield
Berrick Salome
Besselsleigh (in Berkshire until 1974)
Bicester
Binfield Heath (own Parish Council from 1 April 2003)
Binsey
Bix
Black Bourton
Blackthorn
Bladon
Blenheim
Bletchingdon
Blewbury (in Berkshire until 1974)
Bloxham
Bodicote
Bourton (near Cropredy)
Bourton (in Berkshire until 1974)
Brighthampton
Brightwell Baldwin
Brightwell cum Sotwell (in Berkshire until 1974)
Britwell Prior
Britwell Salome
Brize Norton
Broadwell
Broughton
Broughton Poggs
Bruern
Buckland (in Berkshire until 1974)
Bucknell
Burcot
Burford
Buscot (in Berkshire until 1974)
Carterton
Cassington
Caversfield (in Buckinghamshire until 1844)
Caversham (in Berkshire since 1911)
Chadlington
Chalgrove
Charlbury
Charlton on Otmoor
Charney Bassett (in Berkshire until 1974)
Chastleton
Checkendon
Chesterton
Childrey (in Berkshire until 1974)
Chilson
Chilton (in Berkshire until 1974)
Chinnor
Chipping Norton
Chislehampton
Cholsey (in Berkshire until 1974)
Church Enstone
Church Hanborough
Churchill
Clanfield
Clattercot
Claydon
Clifton Hampden
Cogges
Coleshill (in Berkshire until 1974)
Combe
Compton Beauchamp (in Berkshire until 1974)
Cornbury
Cornwell
Cottisford
Cowley
Crawley
Cropredy
Crowell
Crowmarsh Gifford
Cuddesdon
Culham
Cumnor (in Berkshire until 1974)
Curbridge
Cutteslowe
Cuxham
Deddington
Denchworth (in Berkshire until 1974)
Denton
Didcot (in Berkshire until 1974)
Dorchester
Drayton (the one west of Banbury)
Drayton (the one south of Abingdon) (in Berkshire until 1974)
Drayton St Leonard
Dry Sandford (in Berkshire until 1974)
Ducklington
Dunsden
Duns Tew
Easington
East Challow (in Berkshire until 1974)
East Garston (in Berkshire until 1974)
East Hagbourne (in Berkshire until 1974)
East Hanney (in Berkshire until 1974)
East Hendred (in Berkshire until 1974)
Eaton Hastings (in Berkshire until 1974)
Elsfield
Emmington
Enstone
Epwell
Ewelme
Eye and Dunsden
Eynsham
Faringdon (in Berkshire until 1974)
Fawler (near Charlbury)
Fawler (near Kingston Lisle) (in Berkshire until 1974)
Fencott
Fernham (in Berkshire until 1974)
Fewcott
Field Assarts
Fifield
Filkins
Finmere
Finstock
Forest Hill
Freeland
Frilford (in Berkshire until 1974)
Fringford
Fritwell
Fulbrook
Fyfield (in Berkshire until 1974)
Garford (in Berkshire until 1974)
Garsington
Glympton
Godington
Goosey (in Berkshire until 1974)
Goring
Gosford
Grafton
Great Bourton
Great Coxwell (in Berkshire until 1974)
Great Haseley
Great Milton
Great Rollright
Great Tew
Grimsbury (in Northamptonshire until 1894)
Grove (in Berkshire until 1974)
Hagbourne (in Berkshire until 1974)
Hailey
Hampton Gay
Hampton Poyle
Hanborough
Hanwell
Hardwick (the one north of Bicester)
Hardwick (the one south of Witney)
Harpsden
Harwell (in Berkshire until 1974)
Hatford (in Berkshire until 1974)
Headington
Hempton
Henley on Thames
Hensington
Hethe
Heythrop
Hinton Waldrist (in Berkshire until 1974)
Holton
Holwell
Hook Norton
Horley
Hornton
Horspath
Horton cum Studley
Ibstone (in Buckinghamshire since 1896)
Ickford (in Buckinghamshire since 1886)
Idbury
Iffley
Ipsden
Islip
Kelmscot
Kencot
Kennington (in Berkshire until 1974)
Kiddington
Kidlington
Kidmore End
Kingham
Kingsey (in Buckinghamshire since 1933)
Kingston Bagpuize (in Berkshire until 1974)
Kingston Lisle (in Berkshire until 1974)
Kirtlington
Langford (in Berkshire until 1844)
Langley
Launton
Leafield
Letcombe Bassett (in Berkshire until 1974)
Letcombe Regis (in Berkshire until 1974)
Lew
Lewknor
Lillingstone Lovell (in Buckinghamsgire since 1844)
Littlemore
Little Coxwell (in Berkshire until 1974)
Little Faringdon
Little Milton
Little Rollright
Little Tew
Littleworth (in Berkshire until 1974)
Little Wittenham (in Berkshire until 1974)
Lockinge (in Berkshire until 1974)
Long Hanborough
Long Wittenham (in Berkshire until 1974)
Longcot (in Berkshire until 1974)
Longworth (in Berkshire until 1974)
Lower Heyford
Lyford (in Berkshire until 1974)
Lyneham
Mapledurham
Marcham (in Berkshire until 1974)
Marsh Baldon
Marston
Merton
Middle Aston
Middle Barton
Middleton Stoney
Milcombe
Milton (the one west of Didcot) (in Berkshire until 1974)
Milton (the one south of Banbury)
Milton under Wychwood
Minster Lovell
Mixbury
Mollington
Mongewell
Moulsford (in Berkshire until 1974)
Murcott
Neat Enstone
Neithrop
Nether Worton
Nettlebed
Newington
Newnham Murren
Newton Purcell
Noke
North Aston
North Hinksey (in Berkshire until 1974)
Northleigh
North Moreton (in Berkshire until 1974)
North Newington
North Stoke
Northmoor
Nuffield
Nuneham Courtenay
Oddington
Over Norton
Over Worton
Oxford
Piddington
Pishill
Pusey (in Berkshire until 1974)
Pyrton
Radcot
Radley (in Berkshire until 1974)
Ramsden
Risinghurst
Rotherfield Greys
Rotherfield Peppard
Rousham
Salford
Sandford St Martin
Sandford on Thames
Sarsden
Shellingford (in Berkshire until 1974)
Shelswell
Shenington (in Gloucestershire until 1844)
Shifford
Shilton (in Berkshire until 1844)
Shiplake
Shippon (in Berkshire until 1974)
Shipton on Cherwell
Shipton under Wychwood
Shirburn
Shorthampton
Shrivenham (in Berkshire until 1974)
Shutford
Sibford Ferris
Sibford Gower
Shotover
Somerton
Sonning Common
Sotwell (in Berkshire until 1974)
Souldern
South Hinksey (in Berkshire until 1974)
South Leigh
South Moreton (in Berkshire until 1974)
South Newington
South Stoke
South Weston
Sparsholt (in Berkshire until 1974)
Spelsbury
Stadhampton
Standlake
Stanford in the Vale (in Berkshire until 1974)
Stanton Harcourt
Stanton St John
Steeple Aston
Steeple Barton
Steventon (in Berkshire until 1974)
Stoke Lyne
Stoke Row
Stoke Talmage
Stokenchurch (in Buckinghamshire since 1896)
Stonesfield
Stonor
Stowood
Stratton Audley
Summertown
Sunningwell (in Berkshire until 1974)
Sutton Courtenay (in Berkshire until 1974)
Swalcliffe
Swerford
Swinbrook
Swyncombe
Sydenham
Tackley
Tadmarton
Taynton
Tetsworth
Thame
Thomley
Thrup
Tiddington
Toot Baldon
Towersey (in Buckinghamshire until 1933)
Tubney (in Berkshire until 1974)
Tusmore
Uffington (in Berkshire until 1974)
Upper Arncott
Upper Heyford
Upton (in Berkshire until 1974)
Upton and Signet
Wallingford (in Berkshire until 1974)
Wantage (in Berkshire until 1974)
Warborough
Wardington
Warpsgrove
Watchfield (in Berkshire until 1974)
Water Eaton
Waterperry
Waterstock
Watlington
Wendlebury
Westcote Barton
West Challow (in Berkshire until 1974)
West Hagbourne (in Berkshire until 1974)
West Hanney (in Berkshire until 1974)
West Hendred (in Berkshire until 1974)
West Ilsley (in Berkshire until 1974)
Weston on the Green
Westwell
Wheatfield
Wheatley
Whitchurch
Widford (in Gloucestershire until 1844)
Wigginton
Wilcote
Witney
Wolvercote
Woodcote
Wood Eaton
Woodperry
Woodstock
Woolstone (in Berkshire until 1974)
Wootton (the one north of Woodstock)
Wootton (the one north of Abingdon) (in Berkshire until 1974)
Wroxton
Wytham (in Berkshire until 1974)
Yarnton
Yelford

Places never in Oxfordshire

but with a link to the county

These places have never been in Oxfordshire, but have a relevant link to the county, usually though some anomaly of ecclesiastical jurisdiction.

Daylesford, Gloucestershire - in the archdeaconry of Oxford since 1919

Kings Sutton, Northamptonshire - in the Peculiar of Banbury until 1846

Little Compton, Warwickshire - in the archdeaconry of Oxford since 1919

Remenham, Berkshire - in the archdeconry of Oxford since 1974

Sonning, Berkshire - part of the extensive parish of Sonning lies in Oxfordshire

Some alternative names

for Oxfordshire places

Some names (or alternative spellings) that may cause confusion - the standard modern name or spelling follows.

Bixbrand, Bixgwbbyn - Bix
Bradwell - Broadwell
Burton Abbots - Black Bourton
Ensham - Eynsham
Field Town - Leafield
Greys - Rotherfield Greys
Handborough - Hanborough
Heyford at Bridge, Heyford ad Pontem - Lower Heyford
Heyford Warren - Upper Heyford
Long Combe - Combe
Stadham - Stadhampton
Tuffield - Nuffield
Yardington - Yarnton
Yeffley, Yiftley - Iffley

Ancient parishes

in and about the City of Oxford

The full name of these parishes would be something like “Oxford St Giles”, but they may occur as if they were the name of an independent place.

All Saints
Holywell
St Aldate
St Clement
St Cross
St Ebbe
St Giles
St John the Baptist
St Martin
St Mary Magdalen
St Mary the Virgin
St Michael
St Peter in the East
St Peter le Bailey
St Thomas