- A Survey of the Earthworks at Ascott d’Oilly Castle
- A Wychwoods Farming Year 1854–55
- Shipton and Religion in the Sixteenth Century
- Medieval Pottery in the Wychwoods
- The Burford to Banbury Turnpike Road
- The Wychwoods Manors in Domesday Book
- What’s in a Name
- The Society’s Publications
Introduction to The Wychwoods Local History Society Journal No 15
The year 2000 seems an appropriate time for the Wychwoods Local History Society to hold an exhibition, Wychwood 2000, and celebrate the end of one millennium and the start of the next.
The theme of Wychwood 2000 and this journal, timed to coincide with the exhibition, is continuity and change. The articles included are intended to complement the displays.
A thousand years ago England as a state was in its infancy and the first comprehensive written references to the Wychwood Forest and its associated villages is in the Domesday Survey. Much can also be learnt from the scattering of debris left by the medieval villagers as they went about their domestic and farming life. Members of the Society have taken part in much field-walking over the years and we are pleased to publish an integrated analysis.
Members have also helped James Bond survey several sites of archaeological interest around the Wychwood villages and in October 1999 surveyed the humps and bumps by Ascott D’Oilly castle at Ascott manor. The results of the survey, published here, show this site to have been the most important that we have surveyed, and representative of a generally understudied class of site.
The Reformation saw great changes in society and it is possible to catch glimpses of their effect in Shipton parish over 450 years ago. The coming of a better road system with the passing of the Turnpikes Act in the late eighteenth century saw the transference of road maintenance from the parish to private enterprise.
The field systems of the Wychwood villages may have changed dramatically in the nineteenth century but the agricultural year continued with its endless round.
And what’s in a name? We name our houses to our liking but then along comes a new owner and it’s all change.
Sue Jourdan, Joan Howard-Drake and Trudy Yates
[ Download Full Journal No 15 PDF here]
Full Archive of Journals – Contents, Introductions and PDF Downloads
[ No 1 ] [ No 2 ] [ No 3 ] [ No 4 ] [ No 5 ] [ No 6 ] [ No 7 ] [ No 8 ]
[ No 9 ] [ No 10] [ No 11 ] [ No 12 ] [ No 13 ] [ No 14 ] [ No 15 ] [ No 16 ]
[ No 17 ] [ No 18] [ No 19 ] [ No 20 ] [ No 21 ] [ No 22 ] [ No 23 ] [ No 24 ]
[ No 25 ] [ No 26 ] [ No 27 ] [ No 28] [ No 29 ] [ No 30 ] [ No 31 ] [ Journals Home ]