Shipton-on-Cherwell: Nonconformity

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A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 12, Wootton Hundred (South) Including Woodstock. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1990.

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Apart from three recusants in 1577, (fn. 59) no nonconformists were recorded in the parish until 1823 when the rector reported a few 'Independents'. (fn. 60) Primitive Methodist attempts to establish a congregation in the parish in the 1840s were ultimately unsuccessful. (fn. 61) A Baptist family was reported in 1869, and in 1873 or 1874 a Baptist preaching station was opened. It was served alternately with one at Thrupp until the opening of the chapel at Thrupp in 1876. (fn. 62)


  • 59. 'Returns of Recusants 1577', Miscellanea xii (Cath. Rec. Soc. xxii), 110.
  • 60. O.R.O., MS. Oxf. Dioc. d 581, f. 70.
  • 61. Ibid. Witney and Faringdon Meth. Circ. Rec. (uncat.), Witney Prim. Meth. Circuit Q. M. min. bk. 1843-9.
  • 62. Ibid. MS. Oxf. Dioc. c 332, f. 385; Oxf. Times, 2 Dec. 1876; Woodstock Herald and Charlbury Messenger, Jan. 1876.