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Harrod & Co.'s Directory of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Huntingdonshire, and Northamptonshire. 1876

The following text is the Souldern entry in Harrod's Directory, 1876, page 814.

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SOULDERN is a village, 7 miles from Banbury and 1½ from Aynho railway station, in the hundred of Ploughley, union and county court district of Bicester, diocese and archdeaconry of Oxford, and rural deanery of Bicester. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The living is a rectory, annual value £550, with residence, in the gift of St. John's College, Cambridge. The Rev. Lawrance Stephenson, D.D., is the rector. The Free Methodists have a chapel — also the Roman Catholics; Rev. Samuel Glossop, priest. There is a National school, handsomely endowed by the late Messrs. J. and W. Minn ; James Cobbin, master. The acreage is 1,451, of which the chief owners are R. S. Cox, Esq., Mrs. Horrocks, Lady Prescott, J. Hitchcock, and W. C. Cartwright, Esqs. The population is about 600. Pillow lace making is carried on to a great extent in this parish. The nearest money order and telegraph office is at Aynho. Post town, Banbury.

Carrier to Banbury, Mon, and Thurs., Bicester, Fri., A. Charlett.

Bown Mrs.
Crook John Rowland, Esq.
Glossop Rev. aumuel, Catholic priest
Gough Miss
Hill John, Esq.
Hill Miss, Woodcote
Jones Mr. Thomas
Mayo Mrs
Stapleton the Honble. B. J. Manor house
Stephenson Rev. Lawrence, D.D. rector, Rectory


Arnold Edwin, carpenter
Bates Jane, shopkeeper
Bates Thomas, grocer
Bates William, grocer
Bignell Mrs. bookseller
Bliss William, miller
Boddington John, baker, grocer, and market gardener

Bonner Thomas, coal merchant
Charlett Anthony, beer retailer
Clifford Charles, baker
Coles Thomas F.T. butcher and grocer
Coleman Charles, wheelwright
Coles Thomas, draper
Cox James, bricklayer
Cox William, grocer
French Charles, bootmaker
Merry Thomas, baker
Swetman George, tailor
Waite William, beer retailer
Willis James, beer retailer


Bddington Alfred
Bonner Thomas
Butcher Everard John
Dungate George
Hurlston James,
and landowner or Mayo John