Dean Court, Oxfordshire

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Dean Court
Dean Court is located in Oxfordshire
Dean Court
Dean Court
 Dean Court shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SP4705
Civil parish Cumnor
District Vale of White Horse
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Oxford
Postcode district OX2
Dialling code 01865
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Oxford West and Abingdon
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Coordinates: 51°44′56″N 1°18′36″W / 51.749°N 1.310°W / 51.749; -1.310

Dean Court is a suburb 2 miles (3.2 km) west of the centre of Oxford, England. Dean Court was part of Berkshire until the 1974 local government boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire.

History[edit]

Dean Court was first mentioned in the 14th century under the name of "La Dene", and in 1538 there was a reference to "the rectory of Dencourt". However there is no later record of the church which was evidently in the hamlet during the Middle Ages.[1]

Until after the Second World War Dean Court was a small hamlet on the road from Oxford to Eynsham.[2]

Development of the area started in the early 1950s with a housing estate called Pinnocks Way. In 1969 Deanfield Road, Broad Close and Owlington Close were built north of Eynsham Road by Wimpey Homes. The Orchard Road estate (originally marketed as "The Hawthornes") was built by Broseley Estates Limited and Costain in 1983 and later in 1985 houses were added by Thameway and Macleans. The Fogwell Road estate was built in 1985.

Dean Court is part of the parish of Cumnor, and until the 20th century parishioners worshipped 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away at the Church of England parish church of Saint Michael, Cumnor. There is now the church of Saint Andrew, Dean Court[3] that was built as a chapel of ease.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Page, William; Ditchfield, P.H. (1924). A History of the County of Berkshire, Volume 4. Victoria County History. pp. 398–405. 
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey (1947). Oxford & Newbury (Map). 1:63360. 7th (New Popular Edition ed.). Sheet 158. http://www.npemap.org.uk/tiles/map.html#447,205,1. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Dean Court St Andrew, Botley". A Church Near You. The Church of England. Retrieved 9 June 2010.