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Historic Buildings of Oxfordshire, England

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Historic Buildings of Oxfordshire


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The object of this project is to provide information about historic buildings in the county of Oxfordshire, with links to sub-projects for specific buildings as appropriate. GENi profiles of people associated with those establishments can be linked to this project and/or to individual projects where they have been set up.

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Royal Palaces & Residences

Beaumont Palace was built around 1130 by England's King Henry 1

Woodstock Palace was located in Oxfordshire and was completed in 1129 by Norman monarch King Henry I who used the palace extensively as a hunting lodge.

Other Palaces

Blenheim Palace


Bampton Castle

Broughton Castle.

Deddington Castle

Hanwell Manor House & Castle

Oxford Castle

Rotherfield Greys Castle close to Greys Court.

Shirburn Castle

Wallingford Castle

The Treasure Houses of England

Blenheim Palace

Abbeys and Priories

See: Abbeys and Priories of Oxfordshire, England


Workhouses (Poor Houses) "Spike"

Chipping Norton Workhouse

Thame Workhouse

Curbridge Workhouse

Historic houses in alphabetical order

Including Manor Houses, Mansions, Stately Homes, Country houses, Estate houses, Courts, Halls, Parks and other listed buildings of historic interest

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The Abbey at Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire)

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Ardington House

Ashdown House (also known as Ashdown Park)

Asthall Manor is a gabled Jacobean Cotswold manor house in Asthall, Oxfordshire. It was built in about 1620[1] and altered and enlarged in about 1916. Early in the 20th century the house was the childhood home of the Mitford sisters.

Aynhoe Park is a grade I listed 17th century house on the Northants/Oxon border. Remodelled by Sir John Soane between 1799 and 1804, the characteristics of this visionary architect can be seen throughout the house and its grand reception rooms.


Balescote Manor

Beckett Hall(or Beckett House)

Bradwell Grove Manor House

Braziers Park

Britwell Salome House

Buckland House

Buscot Park


Carswell Manor

Caversham Court and Caversham Park, Berkshire (Now Oxfordshire)

Cecilia Castle House

Charney Manor

Chastleton House

Cogges Manor

Compton Beauchamp House

Cornbury Park

Crocker End House Built as a rectory in about 1870, the spacious Victorian Crocker End House in Nettlebed in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England was bought by the Duke and Duchess of Kent in December 1989.

Crowsley Park

Culham Manor


Denman College

Ditchley Park


Edgecote House

Eynsham Hall


Fletchers House

Friar Park

Fyfield Manor


Garsington Manor

Ginge Manor or Ginge Manor House

Glympton Park

Greys Court


Hardwick House King Charles I of England visited the house while he was a prisoner on escort from Oxford. Hardwick House was bought by Richard Lybbe in 1526; that family ended in an heiress Isabella Lybbe who married Philip Powys in 1730 and their Powys descendants had their home there for a further 130 years. Caroline Powys, wife of Philip Lybbe Powys of Hardwick House maintained a diary from 1756 which recorded the daily social round of her class in gossipy detail. She wrote of visits to neighbouring country houses, the winter balls and assemblies in Henley and the seasons in London and Bath with their plays, concerts and balls. Their great-grandson Philip Lybbe Powys, who later assumed the additional surname of Lybbe, was a rower and MP. He recalled as a child rowing from Hardwick to Mapledurham on Sunday afternoons. Charles Day Rose purchased Hardwick House shortly before he was created a baronet of "Hardwick House in the Parish of Whitchurch in the County of Oxford" on 19 July 1909.[3] Rose is said to have been one of the models for "Toad" of Toad Hall in The Wind in the Willows.[4] Hardwick House and its surrounding estate have been in the ownership of the Baronets Rose of Hardwick for several generations and the current owner is Sir Julian Rose, 4th Baronet, who succeeded his father in 1966. In 1979 he also succeeded to the Rose Baronetcy of Montreal, and became the 5th Baronet in that line.

Haseley Court

Headington Hill Hall

Henley Park

Heyford Manor The Domesday Book of 1086 records the village as Haiford, with a manor or 10 hides that was one of the many estates of the Norman baron Robert D'Oyly. [2] Along with many manors of the D'Oyly estate, Heyford became part of the Honour of Wallingford.[2] The manor was tenanted by the de Chesney family until the late 12th century, when Maud de Chesney became married to Henry FitzGerold, chamberlain to Henry II.[2] Maud left the manor to her eldest son Warin, who had succeeded to the manor by 1198 and after whom the village became called Heyford Warren.[2] Warin's daughter Margaret married Baldwin de Redvers, son of William de Redvers, 5th Earl of Devon"'.[2] Heyford Warren remained with the Earls of Devon and thereby passed to Isabella de Fortibus, Countess of Devon in 1262.[2] Isabella outlived all her children, so after her death in 1293 her inheritance was disputed between Warin de Lisle and Hugh de Courtenay, who later became Earl of Devon.[2] Warin died in 1296 but his son Robert eventually won seisin of Heyford Warren in 1310, except for two and a half virgates that were awarded to de Courtenay.[2] Robert also received the nearby manor of Fritwell from the Countess's estate. In 1380 his great-grandson, also Robert de Lisle, sold the manor along with some land at Barford St. Michael for £1,000 to William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, who made them part of his endowment for the foundation of New College, Oxford.

Heythrop Park



Jack Straw's Farmhouse The land east of the Marston Road was part of Headington until the 20th century and was thus in the parish of St Andrew's Church.[2] Under the Headington Enclosure Award of 1804–5, the Lord of the Manor of Headington acquired a 280-acre (1.1 km2) plot that included the whole of Jack Straw's Lane. Jack Straw's Farmhouse, also known as Jack Straw's Castle, lay to the north of the lane, along with a brickworks between the farmhouse and the Marston Road. Until the 20th century, the lane had no name. Jack Straw is traditionally supposed to have been a farmer who lived on Headington Hill. Although many highwaymen were active in this area, no leader was ever found. However, when Jack Straw died, the cellar underneath his farm kitchen contained expensive goods stolen from merchants and travellers.


Kelmscott Manor

Kingston Bagpuize House

Kingston Lisle Park

Kirtlington Park


Longworth House is an historic country house at Longworth in the English county of Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire). It was owned by the Marten family during the 16th and 17th centuries. Former residents include Sir Henry Marten, Judge of the Admiralty Court.


The Manor Studio

Mapledurham House

Milton Manor House

Minster Lovell Hall


North Aston Hall

Nuffield Place

Nuneham House



Phyllis Court



Rousham House

Rycote House (also Rycote Manor)


Sarsden House

Stonor Park

Shotover House

Stanton Harcourt Manor

Sulgrave Manor

Sutton Courtenay Manor House



The Vines is on Pullens Lane, Headington, a suburb in east Oxford, England. It was the first house to be built on the west side of the lane, on land that was originally owned by the Morrell family, local brewers. The house is built of red brick with stone dressings


Waterperry Manor, Oxfordshire

Watlington Manor


Woodperry House

Woodstock Palace

Wroxton Manor


// Cottage in Chinnor

Image "Chinnor Oxon Thatched Cottages" by Russ Hamer - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Wiki Commons

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