Chastleton  Oxfordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chastleton like this:

CHASTLETON, a parish in Chipping-Norton district, Oxford; on the verge of the county, 2 miles N of Addlestrop r. station, and 3½ SE of Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Post town, Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Acres, 1, 769. Real property, £3, 395. Pop., 218. Houses, 43. Most of the property is in one estate. ...

Chastleton House is a fine Tudor edifice, of the time of James I. A cireular camp is near it; and a four-sided stone, 9 feet high, called the Four Shire Stone, with names of the counties of Oxford, Gloucester, Worcester, and Warwick cut on its sides, is on the boundary, at the meeting-point of these counties, 2 miles E of Moreton. A great battle was fought, in 1016, between Canute and Edmund Iron-side, with severe defeat to the former, somewhere in Chastleton, and most probably round the site of the Four Shire Stone. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £518. Patron, Rev. G. H. Nutting. The church is good; and there are charities £23.

Chastleton through time

Chastleton is now part of West Oxfordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Oxfordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Chastleton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chastleton in West Oxfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th June 2024

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