This parish is located in the north-east corner of Oxfordshire, close to the Buckinghamshire border, and was part of Bicester Poor Law Union.
These records were originally deposited at the Bodleian Library as collection MSS.D.D.Par. Hethe, and were transferred to Oxfordshire Record Office in the mid-1980s. Futher deposits were made as Acc 5920 in December 2009, as Acc 6115 in August 2012 and as Acc 6636 in November 2017.
The whole collection was recatalogued in December 2009 by Hannah Jones, with additions by Alison Smith in December 2012 and December 2017. A concordance of old and new reference numbers can be found at the back of the hard-copy catalogue.