The Community of Brize Norton

LOCAL HISTORY

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Extracts from 1916 Almanac can be found here

 

Residents of Brize Norton
c. 1928

Brize Norton

The village dates from the Middle Ages and is mentioned in the Domesday Book.  Up to the first half of the 20th century the village was a self-sufficient agricultural community linked with Bampton.

References in the Domesday Book can be found here

A full write up is available:  

Brize Norton through the Ages - Millenium History

Readers are encouraged to visit the Victorian History Society site

Plus the item from then Oxfordshire Museum Service with pictures of old Brize Norton

We have added a piece written by Dora Woodley with her memories of the village

Further items about the village are listed in an AtoZ index on the right

Apart from census information (some reference to which is made in the volumes about Brize Norton and WW1 & WW2) there two listings of interest in the column to the left.

ST BRITIUS CHURCH

A guide to St Britius Church here

Some information regarding the Village Funeral Bier

WAR MEMORIAL AND REMEMBRANCE

See the publications concerning Brize Norton and World War One and Brize Norton and WW2

Supplemental information is shown here

Royal British Legion at Brize Norton

RAF BRIZE NORTON

Readers will find much about RAF Brize Norton on the Station's Website

Of interest from when the based was occupied by the USAF their "The USAF Welcome Document makes amusing reading"

The RAF Transport Command brochure is another piece of history

A to Z INDEX

A piece on Brize Norton Blacksmiths

John Cambray (village blacksmith)

Church Farm House

Brize Norton Football Club & Local Football

The Pavillion Clock

A piece on Brize Norton's Public Houses

Some information about the Poor's Plot

The Story behind Ting Tang Lane

Witney Gazette Article about the formation of the Brize Norton School Association

 
 

 

 

 

 

  


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Phil Holmes  Updated on Thursday 22 June 2016