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Shirburn, Oxfordshire

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Shirburn, Oxfordshire

Shirburn is a village and civil parish about 6 miles south of Thame in Oxfordshire. The eastern part of the parish is in the Chiltern Hills.
DistrictSouth Oxfordshire
Post townHenley-on-Thames
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyOxfordshire
OS GridSU6995
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01844
Population103 (2001 census)

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

Shirburne ~ Scireburne ~ Scirburne ~ Sireburne

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

Shirburn, par. and vil., Oxfordshire, 1 mile NE. of Watlington and 6 miles S. of Thame, 2421 ac., pop. 313; Shirburn Castle (1332), the seat of the Earl of Macclesfield, succeeded an older fortress, which was the meeting-place (1321) of the insurgent barons under the Earl of Lancaster. Shurburn Hill is a projection of the Chilterns.

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