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Bicester, Oxfordshire

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Bicester, Oxfordshire

Bicester is a town and civil parish in the Cherwell district of northeastern Oxfordshire in England. This historic market centre is one of the fastest growing towns in Oxfordshire. Development has been favoured by its proximity to junction 9 of the M40 motorway linking it to London, Birmingham and Banbury. It has good road links to Oxford, Kidlington, Brackley, Buckingham, Aylesbury and Witney, as well as rail service.
DistrictCherwell
Post townBICESTER
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyOxfordshire
OS GridSP5822
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01869
Population28,672 (2001)
 

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

Bernacester ~ Bicester Kings End ~ Bicester Market End ~ Burcester ~ Burenceaster ~ Bernecestre

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

Bicester, par. and market town with ry. sta., in NE. of co. and 10½ miles NE. of Oxford, 3740 ac., pop. 3306; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 4 newspapers. Market-day, Friday; has lace and sacking mfrs. B. House is in the vicinity.

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