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"CROPREDY, a parish in the hundreds of Banbury and Bloxham, in the counties of Oxford and Warwick, 26½ miles N. of Oxford, and 4½ 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."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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