Records of the Borough of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Records of the Old Corporation of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, including transcripts of the minutes of the Common Council, 1782-1835, the charter of James I, and a list of expired leases, compiled by W. Bliss, c. 1868
  • notes on Chipping Norton by Charles Holmes, 1854, including by-laws, election of, and oaths taken by, officers of the corporation and freemen, a chronicle of the town, a history of the manor and church, descriptions of buildings, charities and archaeology.

Administrative / Biographical History

James I granted a charter of incorporation to the town of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, in 1606.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1952.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.