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    Salford
    Salford / Salwood: Roger de Lacy from Earl William. Part of mill.

    Sandford-on-Thames
    Sanford: Wenric, Robert and Roger from Abingdon Abbey. 2 fisheries.
    Paper mill.

    Sandford St. Martin
    Sanford: Adam from Bishop of Bayeux. Mill.
    Sandford Park.

    Sarsden
    Secendene: Richard de Courcy. 3 mills.

    Shelswell
    Scildeswelle: Herlwin from Bishop of Coutances.

    Shenington
    Senendone: Robert d'Oilly. Mill.

    Shifford
    Scipford: Columban from Bishop of Lincoln. Fishery (250 eels).
    Saxon ford and earthworks. Alfred held one of the earliest parliaments on Court Close near the church, in the late 9th century.

    Shipton-on-Cherwell
    Sciptone / Sciptune: Ilbert from Bishop of Bayeux; Hugh de Grandmesnil. Mill.
    Shipton House.

    Shipton-under-Wychwood
    Sciptone: King's land, formerly Earl Harold, and Alfsi of Faringdon from the king; Geoffrey and Alfsi from the king. 6 mills.
    Shipton Court; Shipton Lodge.

    Shirburn
    Scir(e)burne / Sireburne: Drogo from Robert d'Oilly; Ralph from Roger d'Ivry.
    Shirburn Castle; Shirburn Lodge.

    Shotover
    Scotorne: Reginald. Forests.
    Shotover House.

    Showell
    Seve / Sivewelle: Wimund, Godric and Count of Evreux from Bishop of Bayeux.

    Sibford Ferris
    Sibeford: Rolf from Henry de Ferrers.

    Sibford Gower
    Sibeford: Aba from Hugh de Grandmesnil; William FitzCorbucion from William FitzAnsculf and Ralph from him. 2 mills.

    Somerton
    Sumertone: Reginald Wadard from Bishop of Bayeux; Reginald from Miles Crispin. Mill (400 eels).
    William Juxon, rector of Somerton became Archbishop of Canterbury to Charles II (1660-63).

    South Newington
    Niwetone: Adam and Wadard from Bishop of Bayeux; Ansketel from Earl William and Robert from him. 2 mills.

    South Stoke
    Stoch: Bishop of Lincoln.

    South Weston
    Westone / Westune: Robert from Earl Hugh. Mill.

    Spelsbury
    Spelesberie: Urso from Bishop of Winchester. Mill.
    Three earls of Rochester, including John the notorious 17th century poet, are buried in the Norman church.

    Stanton Harcourt
    Stantone: Bishop of Bayeux. 3 mills, 2 fisheries.
    Standing stones and circles.

    Stanton St. John
    Stantone: Ilbert from Bishop of Bayeux.

    Steeple Barton
    Bartone: William from Roger d'Ivry.
    Adjoining Bartongate.

    Stockley
    Stochelie: King's land.
    Stockley Copse.

    Stoke Lyne
    Stoches: Hugh and Thorold from Walter Giffard; Hugh from Roger d'Ivry.

    Stonesfield
    Stuntesfeld: Aelfric from Robert of Stafford.
    The Romans worked the sandstone quarries under the grass hilltop.

    Stowford
    Stauuorde: Reginald from the king. Forest.

    Stratton Audley
    Stratone: Alfward from Robert d'Oilly.
    Stratton Audley Park. James Audley, one of the original Knights of the Garter (1344) built a moated castle here.

    Swerford
    Surford: Robert from Earl William. Mill.

    Swinbrook
    Suinbroc: Geoffrey.

    Swyncombe
    Suinecombe: Monks of Bec from Miles Crispin.

    Sydenham
    Sidreham: Gilbert de Bretteville from Earl William.

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    Tackley
    Tachelie: Robert from Earl Hugh. Mill.
    Tackley Park.

    Tadmarton
    Tademertone: Abingdon Abbey and a man-at-arms from the abbey. 2 mills.

    Taynton
    Teigtone / Tentone: St. Denis' Church, Paris. 2 mills, quarries. Eels.
    Celebrated Taynton stone quarries.

    Thame
    Tame: Bishop of Lincoln. Mill.
    Market town with the remains of a 12th century abbey.

    Thomley
    Tobelie / Tumbeleia: Hervey from Bishop of Bayeux; Roger from Miles Crispin.

    Thrupp
    Trop: Wadard's son from Roger d'Ivry. Mill (125 eels).

    Tiddington
    Titendone: Saewold from the king.

    Toot Baldon
    Baldentone: Robert d'Oilly and Roger from Bishop of Bayeux; Count of Evreux; Swein the Sheriff from the king.

    Tusmore
    Toresmere: Thorold from Walter Giffard.
    Tusmore House. Pope's Rape of the Lock (1712) was based on Lord Petre, a 20 year old peer, who cut off one of the curls of a Tusmore belle, Arabella Fermor.

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    Wainhill
    Winchel(l)e: Reginald from Miles Crispin; Reginald from Earl William.

    Walton
    Waltone: Roger d'Ivry. Fishery.
    Walton Manor.

    Warpsgrove
    Werplesgrave: Hervey from Bishop of Bayeux.

    Watcombe
    Watecumbe: Geoffrey from Miles Crispin; Robert from Earl William.
    Watcombe Manor near Pyrton.

    Water Eaton
    Etone: Robert d'Oilly. Mill, 3 fisheries.

    Waterperry
    Pereiun / Perie: Robert from Robert d'Oilly.
    Waterperry House.

    Waterstock
    Stoch: Saewold from Bishop of Lincoln. Mill.

    Watlington
    Watelintone / tune: Preaux Abbey; Robert d'Oilly; Robert from Earl William. 2 mills.
    Market town near the old Icknield Way.

    Weald
    Welde: Thoedoric the Goldsmith.
    Now Bampton, some houses.

    Wendlebury
    Wandesberie: Saswalo from Geoffrey de Mandeville.
    By the site of Roman Alchester, now fields.

    Westcott Barton
    Bertone: Rotric from Bishop of Lisieux.
    Adjoining Bartongate.

    Weston-on-the-Green
    Westone: Gilbert from Robert d'Oilly. 2 mills.
    Weston House.

    Westwell
    Westwelle: Walter Poyntz.
    Westwell Manor.

    Wheatfield
    Witefelle: Peter from Robert d'Oilly.
    Wheatfield Park.

    Whitchurch
    Witecerce: Miles Crispin. Mill.
    Also Whitchurch Lock and Hall. Sir John Soane, founder of the Soane Museum, was born John Swan here (1753).

    Whitehill
    Wistelie: Roger from Bishop of Bayeux; Godfrey from Roger d'Ivry. Mill.

    Widford
    Widiforde: Archbishop Thomas; St. Oswald's of Gloucester. Mill.
    Norman church with a Roman floor.

    Wigginton
    Wigentone: Guy d'Oilly. Mill.
    Extensive Roman remains.

    Wilcote
    Widelicote: Wadard from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Wilcote Manor House.

    Witney
    Witenie: Bishop of Winchester. 2 mills.
    Market town. Blankets have been made here since the 14th century.

    Wolvercote
    Ulfgarcote: Godfrey from Roger.

    Wood Eaton
    Etone: Fulk from Roger d'Ivry.
    Wood Eaton Hall. Roman remains including a coin of Cunebelinus, Shakespeare's Cymbeline; Roman or Saxon well.

    Woodleys
    Widelie: Ansketel of Graye from Earl William.

    Woodperry
    Peregie: Roger from Bishop of Bayeux.

    Woodstock
    Wodestoch: King's land. Forest.
    Market town, known for manufacturing gloves. Bleinheim Palace, given to the Duke of Marlborough, and designed by Vanbrugh, is one of England's greatest houses.

    Wootton
    Optone / Oitone: King's land; William and Ilger from Bishop of Coutances. 2 mills.

    Worton (in Cassington)
    Wrtone: Roger from Earl William and Robert from him.

    Worton
    Hortone: Adam from Bishop of Bayeux; Alfwy from the king; Thurstan from Bishop of Coutances. 2 mills.
    Now 2 hamlets, Nether and Over Worton.

    Wroxton
    Werochestan: Ingelrann from his father Guy de Raimbeaucourt. Mill.
    Burial place of the banker Thomas Coutts (1735-1822).

    Wychwood
    Hucheuuode: King's land. Forest.

    Wykham
    Wicham: Robert from Bishop of Lincoln. Mill.

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    Yarnton
    Hardintone: Roger d'Ivry from Bishop of Lincoln; Roger from Bishop of Bayeux. Church, fishery.

    Yelford
    Aieleforde: Walter Poyntz.
    Family home of Warren Hastings, governor-general of India (1773-85).

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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