Headington is a suburb of Oxford, but was originally a village in its own right. Further information regarding the history of the area can be found at www.headington.org.uk (url correct at time of cataloguing in November 2008).
The records in this collection were originally held at the Bodleian Library under shelfmark MS.D.D.Par Headington, before being transferred to Oxfordshire Record Office in the mid 1980s. The collection has since been augmented by accession 4021, which was deposited in 1995. The whole collection was recatalogued in November 2008 by Hannah Jones. A concordance of old and new reference numbers can be found at the back of the hard copy catalogue.