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Chinnor, Oxfordshire

Historical Description

Chinnor, a village and a parish in Oxfordshire. The village stands on the verge of the county, under the Chiltern Hills, near Icknield Street, 5½ miles SE of Thame, and has a station on the G.W.R., and a post and money order office under Tetsworth; telegraph office, Lewknor. It was burnt by Prince Rupert on the morning of the Battle of Chalgrove. The parish includes also the liberty of Henton. Acreage, 2712; population, 1247. The living is a rectory in thediocese of Oxford; gross yearly value, £398 with residence. The church is Decorated English, and contains brasses of the 14th century and paintings by Thornhill. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyOxfordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishChinnor St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionWycombe 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Oxfordshire Family History Society and Oxfordshire History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Oxfordshire online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Chinnor from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Oxfordshire is available online


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Oxfordshire, 1566, 1574 &1634 are available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictSouth Oxfordshire
RegionSouth East
Postal districtOX39
Post TownChinnor