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Records of the Borough of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire


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  1. Records of the Old Corporation of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, including transcripts of the minutes of the Common Council, 1782-1835, the charter of James I, and a list of expired leases, compiled by W. Bliss, c. 1868
  2. notes on Chipping Norton by Charles Holmes, 1854, including by-laws, election of, and oaths taken by, officers of the corporation and freemen, a chronicle of the town, a history of the manor and church, descriptions of buildings, charities and archaeology.


  • Creation: late 19th century (some transcripts of older material, 1782-1835)


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Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 471].

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MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 471-2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7961

Biographical / Historical

James I granted a charter of incorporation to the town of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, in 1606.

Other Finding Aids

P.S. Spokes, Summary Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library relating to the city, county, and university of Oxford. Accessions from 1916 to 1962 (Oxford, 1964).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1952.

Records of the Borough of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Susan Thomas
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom