Deddington - at one time Daedintun - means ‘the place of the people of Daeda’ - an early Saxon Lord.

We hope you enjoy browsing our historical archive. If you cannot find what you want via the topic headings below. I suggest you use the 'search' tab at top of this page or search the contents of our Parish Archive via its REGISTER (not available on mobiles) or, lastly, email myself.

Robert Forsyth

New articles

  • Deddington Fire Service -  started in 1664 with a do-it-yourself engine kept in the church and then a volunteer brigade formed in 1883 with a new engine.
  • Deddington Paper Mill -  including a major fire in 1860
  • Deddington Turnpike and Toll House - a picture of the old Toll House, the Turnpike's history, its location and some interesting 'happenings' at the Toll Gate
  • Harper/French Family Tree - Judith Russell-Brookes of Brackley has ancestors who go back 10 generations in Deddington. A friend constructed an amazing circular family tree for her as a birthday present, whose spokes show all her direct ancestors in villages within 15 miles of Deddington. It includes by marriage several well known Deddington families including Joseph Wilkins - whose insect damaged images of the interior of Deddington Church prior to its radical Victorian restoration have now been restored.
  • Jackson's Oxford Journal 1800-1819. Some interesting topics about life in the parish at the start of the 19th Century
  • Deddington Post Office (work in progress)


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