Bourton, Great and Little

BOURTON, GREAT and LITTLE, a township, in the parish of Cropredy, union and hundred of Banbury, county of Oxford, 3 miles (N.) from Banbury; containing 593 inhabitants. The tithes were commuted for land and money payments in 1777. In Great Bourton is an interesting chapel, in the early English style, now used as a school and house for the master: the school was endowed by Mr. Thomas Gill, with rentcharges on lands now belonging to Sir Egerton Leigh and others, producing a net income of £18 per annum.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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