Bix-Brand (St. James)
BIX-BRAND (St. James), a parish, in the union of Henley-Upon-Thames, hundred of Binfield, county of Oxford, 4 miles (N. W. by N.) from Henley; containing 427 inhabitants. This parish, with that of Bix-Gibwen St. Michael united, and now usually called Bix, comprises altogether about 3000 acres, of which 2000 are chiefly arable, 750 woodland, chiefly beech, and 250 waste land. The soil is principally chalk, with gravel and clay in some places; the surface is hilly, and the valleys run into the Chiltern range of hills. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 15.; net income, £487; patron, the Earl of Macclesfield: the glebe consists of about 50 acres, with a house. The church of Bix-Gibwen is in ruins.