Detailed History

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 Ashendon Hundred
The Buckingham Hundred
The Bullingdon Hundred
The Ploughley Hundred
The Wootton Hundred

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.

Oxfordshire Parishes

Ambrosden, Arncott & Blackthorn
Ardley with Fewcott
Beckley & Horton-cum-Studley
Bicester
Bletchingdon & Enslow
Bucknell
Caversfield
Charlton-on-Otmoor, Fencott & Murcott
Chesterton
Cottisford & Juniper Hill
Finmere
Fringford
Fritwell
Godington
Hampton Gay
Hardwick
Hethe
Islip
Kirtlington
Launton
Lower Heyford
Merton
Middleton Stoney
Mixbury
Newton Purcell
Noke
North Aston
Oddington
Piddington
Rousham
Shellswell
Somerton
Souldern
Steeple Aston & Middle Aston
Stoke Lyne
Stowood
Stratton Audley
Tackley
Tusmore
Upper Heyford
Wendlebury
Weston-on-the-Green
Woodeaton

Buckinghamshire Parishes

Barton Hartshorn
Boarstall
Brill
Chetwode
Dorton
Edgcott
Grendon Underwood
Ludgershall & Kingswood
Marsh Gibbon
Preston Bissett
Twyford, Poundon & Charndon
Wotton Underwood

Information concerning Medieval Religious Houses and Hospitals:

The Priory of Bicester
The Priory of Chetwode
The Priory of Studley
The Medieval Hospital at Bicester
The Medieval Hospital at Ludgershall