CORNWELL, a parish in the hundred of Chadlington, in the county of Oxford, 2.5 miles W. of Chipping Norton, its post town. The parish is of small extent, and contains only a few scattered houses. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford, value £140, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church is an ancient building, with a tower. Miss Penyston is lady of the manor. The principal residence is Cornwell Hall, until recently the seat of the Penyston family.The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003
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