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    Spelsbury, Oxfordshire 1863 Directory

    Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Oxfordshire. The Oxfordshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

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    Spelsbury 1863 Dutton, Allen & Co Directory listing

    SPELSBURY parish includes the hamlets of Dean, Fulwell, and Taston. The village is situate in the Chipping Norton union, and Chadlington hundred, l 1/2 miles N.W. from Charlbury, and 5 miles S. from Chipping Norton. The church is an ancient building, in good repair, comprising chancel, nave, and aisle, with a western tower containing six bells; the interior is the resting place of the celebrated Earl of Rochester; it also contains monuments to the family of Lichfield, and Sir Henry Lee, of Ditchley (whose remains are interred here), one of the principal characters of Scott's romance called " Woodstock." The living is a vicarage in the gift of Christ Church College, Oxford, value 250 per annum; vicar, the Rev. Thomas Childe Barker. Free Schools were erected in 1840 by Viscount Dillon, and are entirely supported by him. One of the handsomest water fountains in the Kingdom was erected for the accomodation of the villagers in 1859, by the Dowager Viscountess Dillon, at a cost of 800, in memory of her son, the Hon. Constantino Augustus Dillon, who was drowned while crossing a ford in Australia; it is built in the Gothic style, and is composed of polished Scotch granite and Portland stone. The Right Hon. Viscount Charles Henry Dillon is owner of the soil and lord of the manor.
    Dean is a township to Spelsbury, from which place it is distant three quarters of a mile. The village contains but a few farm houses, and several cottages.
    Fulwell is a hamlet to Spelsbury, 2 miles N.E. distant, and half-a-mile S. from Enstone.
    Taston is also a hamlet of Spelsbury, distant three-quarters of a mile E. The village is small, comprising only a few farm houses. Here are the remains of an ancient cross. The population of the entire parish in 1861 was 516.

    Barker Rev Thomas Childe, (vicar)
    Dillon Riight Hon. Viscount Charles Henry, Ditchley house
    Dillon Dowager Viscountess, Spelsbury bouse
    Greame H. esq. Dean house

    Apstone Thomas, blacksmith, Taston
    Benfield Job, shopkeeper
    Bridges William, farmer and engineer, Fulwell
    Claridge Edwin, farmer, Taston
    Claridge Frederick, farmer, Dean
    Collins Thomas, farmer, Fulwell
    Corbett George, wood turner
    Coventry Sarah, laundress
    East John, farmer, Dean
    Edenborough Charlotte, shopkeeper
    Fowler Richard, shopkeeper and carrier
    Gardiner John, farmer, Dean
    Gibbons Edwin, farmer, Ditchley
    Hall Thomas, parish clerk and sexten
    Harris John, farmer Taston
    Harris Robert, farmer, Taston
    Harris Alfred, farmer, Taston
    Hiatt James, shoemaker, Fulwell
    Hiorns George, farmer and cattle dealer, New barn, Ditchley
    Howse James, shoemaker, Dean
    Howse John, shoemaker, Taston
    Humphries George, miller, corn dealer and overseer, Coldron mill
    Irvings Amos, wheelwright & carpenter, Taston
    Irvings Wm., wheelwright and carpenter, Dean
    Kitchen Joshua, gardener, Dean
    Lay Charles, Chequers, and slater and plasterer
    Mace Robert Harris, shopkeeper, Taston
    Pratt Robert, farmer
    Pritchett Samuel, farmer, Vicarage farm
    Rogers Henry, former, Ditchley lodge
    Rook Ralph, blacksmith, Taston
    Sturdy Charles, farmer, Dean
    Sturdy John, farmer and overseer
    Watson W. schoolmaster, land surveyor, and assistant overseer

    Letters through Enstone.
    Carrier To Chipping Norton. Richard Fowler, every wed.

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