HEATH, (or Hethe), a parish in the hundred of Ploughley, county Oxford, 5 miles N.E. of Bicester, its post town, and 17 N.E. of Oxford. It is a small village, the upper part of which is separated from the lower by a small rivulet in connection with the river Ouse. The land is chiefly arable, and the soil gravel. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Oxford, value £164. The church, dedicated to SS. George and Edmund, is an ancient structure, with a very antique font. The Wesleyans and Roman Catholics have chapels. The parochial charities produce about £4 per annum. Hethe House is the principal residence. J. H. S. Harrison, Esq., is lord of the manor.

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

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