Oxenton, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, on an affluent of the river Severn, adjacent to the boundary with Worcestershire, 2½ miles SE of Ashchurch station on the M.R., and 4½ E by S of Tewkesbury. Post town. Cheltenham; money order office, Bishop's Cleeve; telegraph office, Ashchurch (R.S.) Acreage of parish, 1114; population, 120. Oxenton Hill is 733 feet high. The manor belongs to the Earl of Coventry. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £89. Patron, the Earl of Coventry. The church is a small Norman edifice, and has a mausoleum attached, in which the Earl of Ellenborough was buried in 1871.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Oxenton St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Tewkesbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register of baptisms and marriages dates from the year 1679; burials, 1678.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. John the Baptist (parish church)
The church of St. John the Baptist is an ancient building, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a western embattled tower, with pinnacles, containing 2 bells: there is a stained window presented by the Earl of Ellenborough: the church was restored in 1905 at a cost of £900, defrayed by public subscription: there are 120 sittings.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Oxenton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Oxenton (St. John the Baptist))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Oxenton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:
- Gloucester Citizen
- Gloucester Journal
- Gloucestershire Chronicle
- Gloucestershire Echo
- Cheltenham Chronicle
- Cheltenham Looker-On
The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.