Hampton-Gay (St. Giles)

HAMPTON-GAY (St. Giles), a parish, in the union of Woodstock, hundred of Ploughley, county of Oxford, 2¾ miles (E. by S.) from Woodstock; containing 74 inhabitants. It comprises about 600 acres, of which three-fifths are arable, and the remainder pasture. The ancient manor-house is a beautiful specimen of the Elizabethan style, with boldly projecting oriel windows. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £20; patron, the Rev. W. Wilson. The church was built in 1767, by the Rev. Thomas Hindes, then owner of the manor, and, though private property, is used as the parochial church.

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

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