CROPREDY, a parish in the hundreds of Banbury and Bloxham, in the counties of Oxford and Warwick, 26.5 miles N. of Oxford, and 4.5 N.E. of Banbury. It is situated on the river Cherwell and the Oxford canal. The parish contains the chapelries of Wardington, Mollington, and Claydon, and the townships of Great and Little Bourton and Coton Williamscote. A battle was fought at Cropredy Bridge in 1644, between Charles I. and the Parliamentarians, in which the former was victorious. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Oxford, value £264, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a handsome building in the decorated perpendicular style of architecture, with a tower. The charities amount to £106 per annum. Here is a Dissenting place of worship, and a National school.The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003
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