CHURCHILL, a parish in the hundred of Chadlington, in the county of Oxford, 3 miles S.W. of Chipping Norton, its post town. It is a station on the West Midland railway. This parish is principally remarkable for having been the birthplace of Warren Hastings, whose father was the incumbent of the parish. He was born in 1733, educated at Westminster, and at the age of 17 went out to India as a writer in the service of the East India Company. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford, value £177, in the patronage of J. H. Langstone, Esq. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a fine building with tower. The charities amount to £18 per annum. Here is an endowed free school for both sexes. Sir John C. Reade, Bart., is lord of the manor.

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003

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