Woodstock, Oxfordshire

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Woodstock is a town in Woodstock , Oxfordshire

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

Woodstock in historic gazetteers

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

Woodstock, ancient chartered bor., market town, and par., Oxfordshire, on river Glyme, 2½ miles W. of Woodstock Road sta. and 8 miles NW. of Oxford, 62 ac., pop. 1133; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. Woodstock is a well-built place, with spacious streets. It has long been known for its mfrs. of gloves. It is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and early had a royal palace, which stood in the park of Blenheim, the seat of the Duke of Marlborough. As a royal residence Woodstock frequently appears in history. It gives name to one of Scott's romances. It was first chartered by Henry VI. It returned 2 members to Parl. from the time of Elizabeth until 1832, and 1 member from 1832 (when the parl. limits were extended) until 1885.

Woodstock in the Domesday Book

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

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