Records of the Borough of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

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.

Access Information

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.

Other Finding Aids

P.S. Spokes, Summary Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library relating to the city, county, and university of Oxford. Accessions from 1916 to 1962 (Oxford, 1964).