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Chalgrove, Oxfordshire

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Chalgrove, Oxfordshire

Chalgrove is a village and civil parish in South Oxfordshire about 10 miles southeast of Oxford. The parish includes the hamlet of Rofford and the former parish of Warpsgrove with which it merged in 1932. The merged parish has an area of about 2,750 acres . Chalgrove is the site of a small Civil War battle, the Battle of Chalgrove Field. The Parliamentarian John Hampden was wounded in the battle, as a result of which he died six days later.
DistrictSouth Oxfordshire
Post townOxford
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyOxfordshire
OS GridSU6396
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01865
Population2,909 (2001 census)

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

Cholgrave ~ Celgraue

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

Chalgrove, par. and vil., SE. Oxfordsh., on affluent of river Thame, 5 miles SW. of Tetsworth, 2385 ac., pop. 512; P.O.; on Chalgrove Field in 1643 a skirmish was fought between the Royalists and Parliamentarians, in which John Hampden was mortally wounded.

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