SHELSWELL, a parish in the hundred of Ploughley, county Oxford, 6 miles N.E. of Bicester, its post town. The parish, which is of small extent, is wholly agricultural. Mr. Drake's hounds meet in this parish. There is no village, only a few farmhouses. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory of Newton-Purcell, in the diocese of Oxford. The church is in rains.The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003
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