Weald, Oxfordshire

Weald is a hamlet in Bampton civil parish in Oxfordshire, England. It lies about 0.7 miles (1.1 km) southwest of Bampton.

Weald
Weald is located in Oxfordshire
Weald
Weald
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSP308022
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBampton
Postcode districtOX18
Dialling code01993
PoliceThames Valley
FireOxfordshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteBampton Oxfordshire
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire
51°43′05″N 1°33′14″W / 51.718°N 1.554°W / 51.718; -1.554Coordinates: 51°43′05″N 1°33′14″W / 51.718°N 1.554°W / 51.718; -1.554

The toponym Weald is from the Old English for "woodland". The place was recorded by name in the late 12th century when Osney Abbey acquired a house there. It was a separate township by the 13th century. In the 18th and 19th centuries the township included much of the southwest part of the town of Bampton itself.[1]

A large late 17th century manor house, Weald Manor, was remodelled at around 1730.[2] It is a Grade II* listed building.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Crossley & Currie, 1996, pages 8–17 Bampton and Weald – Introduction
  2. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 433
  3. ^ Images of England website

SourcesEdit

  • Crossley, Alan; Currie, C.R.J. (eds.); Baggs, A.P.; Chance, Eleanor; Colvin, Christina; Day, C.J.; Selwyn, Nesta; Townley, Simon C. (1996). A History of the County of Oxford, Volume 13: Bampton Hundred (Part One). Victoria County History. pp. 6–62.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 433–434. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.