ALKERTON, a parish in the hundred of Bloxham, in the county of Oxford, 6 miles to the N.W. of Banbury. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford, value £153, in the patronage of the Rev. R. Hughes, rector. The church, which is dedicated to St. Michael, is in the early English style of architecture, and stands upon an eminence. The manor belonged to the family of the Lydiats. This village was the birthplace of Thomas Lydiat, the mathematician and chronologist, who also held the rectory. He was born in 1572, and died in 1646.The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003
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