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Rousham, Oxfordshire

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Rousham, Oxfordshire

Rousham is a village and civil parish beside the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire. The village is about 6.5 miles west of Bicester and about 6 miles north of Kidlington. The parish is bounded by the River Cherwell in the east, the A4260 main road between Oxford and Banbury in the west, partly by the B4030 in the north, and by field boundaries with Tackley parish in the south. Rousham was founded early in the Anglo-Saxon era. Its toponym is derived from Old English meaning Hrothwulf's ham or farm.
DistrictWest Oxfordshire
Post townBicester
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyOxfordshire
OS GridSP4724
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01869
Population50 (2001 census)
 

Other names by which Rousham, Oxfordshire has been known in the past

Rouuesham ~ Rouesham

Rousham, Oxfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Rousham, par., Oxfordshire, on river Cherwell, 5 miles NE. of Woodstock, 10G8 ac., pop. 156; Rousham Hall, seat, was built in time of James I.

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