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On the edge of the former Royal Forest of Wychwood, Shipton under Wychwood, Milton under Wychwood and Ascott under Wychwood are adjacent villages in the valley of the river Evenlode in West Oxfordshire, on the eastern edge of the Cotswold Hills.
Shipton was the mother church for the old ecclesiastical parish which included Shipton, Milton, Lyneham, Langley, Leafield and Ramsden.
The Wychwoods Local History Society (WLHS) has been serving the interests of local history in the Wychwood area continuously for 39 years. It was founded by village members in 1981 and meets once a month from September through to May with nine evening talks. With a thriving membership, the Society researches and publishes local and family history.