Oxfordshire

Welcome to the Victoria County History of Oxfordshire - where a small research team is working to complete the VCH's coverage of the county

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Key Facts:

  • Seventeen Oxfordshire volumes have been published so far - the most recent in 2011 and 2012, with another to follow in 2015-16.
  • Two thirds of the ancient county are covered - comprising over 150 parishes and 10 market towns, including the City and University of Oxford.
  • Work continues on those parts of Oxfordshire not yet written, supported by the VCH Oxfordshire Trust and other partners.
  • The Vale of White Horse (part of Oxfordshire since 1974) is covered by the Berkshire series (published 1906-27). There are currently no plans to revise these volumes, which would require considerable separate funding.
  • Additional publications include full-colour paperbacks on Burford and Henley-on-Thames

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Publications

Oxfordshire II
William Page
Jan 1907
L. F. Salzman
Jan 1939
Oxfordshire III - University of Oxford
H. E. Salter
Jan 1954
Oxfordshire V - Bullingdon Hundred
Mary D. Lobel
Jan 1957
Mary D. Lobel
Jan 1959

News and events

Upcoming VCH talks and events 2014-15
Read about Benson (Oxfordshire), from Anglo-Saxon estate to major RAF Station
VCH Oxfordshire Trust Chalgrove Local History Day
VCH Oxfordshire XVII launched
Presentation of VCH Henley-on-Thames volume at Three Counties Diamond Jubilee...
Oxfordshire 16 (Henley-on-Thames and Environs) was launched on 1 October 2011,...

Work in progress

Draft texts by Simon Townley. These will be revised before publication.
Draft texts by Mark Page. These will be revised before publication.
This downloadable glossary explains some technical terms used in VCH parish...
Draft texts by Mark Page. These will be revised before publication.
Draft texts by Mark Page. These will be revised before publication.