Witney, Oxfordshire

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Witney is a town in Oxfordshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Witney within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Witney in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Witney, market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Oxfordshire, 5 miles NE. of Bampton and 11¾ W. of Oxford - par., 7083 ac., pop. 5046; town and township, 188 ac., pop. 3017; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday. Witney is an ancient place, with a 13th century church, a blanket hall of 1721, a town hall, a county court house, a corn exchange, an old market cross, and a 3-arched bridge over the Windrush. It has glove-making and other industries, and has long been known for its mfrs. of blankets.

Witney in the Domesday Book

A village in Bampton hundred, in the county of Oxfordshire.

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