Ascott d'Oyley

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Ascott d'Oyley
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The listed manor house behind the earthworks that remain of the castle
Ascott d'Oyley is located in Oxfordshire
Ascott d'Oyley
Ascott d'Oyley
Location within Oxfordshire
OS grid referenceSP3018
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°52′N 1°34′W / 51.86°N 01.56°W / 51.86; -01.56Coordinates: 51°52′N 1°34′W / 51.86°N 01.56°W / 51.86; -01.56

Ascott d'Oyley is a village in Oxfordshire, England. The name ‘Ascott’ is derived from the Old English ēast (east) and cot (cottage), whilst d’Oyley was appended because Wido de Oileo ‘held the place in the late eleventh century.’[1] Ascott d’Oyley with its sister village Ascott Earl together form the larger community of Ascott-under-Wychwood. Ascott d’Oyley is recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as having 14 households and a mill, under the lordship of Roger d'Oilly, and tenanted by Robert d’Oilly, whose family gives the village its name.[2] An earthmound marks the remains of Ascott d’Oyley Castle. Today the village consists of stone-built houses and cottages grouped around the High Street and Mill Lane. Ascott d'Oyley is served by Windrush Valley School and Ascott-under-Wychwood railway station.

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  1. ^ Field, John (1980). Place-names of Great Britain and Ireland. Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles. p. 26. ISBN 0389201545. OCLC 6964610.
  2. ^ "Ascot d'Oyley" Archived 19 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Open Domesday

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