Victoria County History records relating Bicester and villages in the surrounding areas.
The present political and administrative boundaries of Bicester and the surrounding villages developed from the older Hundred areas established in Saxon times. The majority of the settlements established within a six mile radius of Bicester fall within the Ploughley Hundred. A few villages lie within the Bullingdon and Wootton Hundreds in Oxfordshire or the Ashendon and Buckingham Hundreds located in the neighbouring County of Buckinghamshire. Please click the relevant reference to find out more about the Hundred areas referred to above.
The Victoria County History provides a comprehensive survey of aspects of the history of Bicester and the villages situated within a six mile (ten kilometres) radius of the town. Volumes relate to settlements in both Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Please click the link below to access details of the town or parish for which you require information. This will enable you to review relevant information on the British History Online website. Details relating to medieval religious houses and hospitals can be found following information regarding Bicester and the surrounding villages.
Ambrosden, Arncott & Blackthorn
Ardley with Fewcott
Beckley & Horton-cum-Studley
Bletchingdon & Enslow
Charlton-on-Otmoor, Fencott & Murcott
Cottisford & Juniper Hill
Steeple Aston & Middle Aston