Deddington History

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Deddington – at one time Daedintun – means ‘the place of the people of Daeda’, who was probably an early Saxon lord. Since those times the parish has acquired a lot of interesting history. I have tried to assemble an archive of as much of it – written and verbal – as possible.

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Rob Forsyth

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Long distance travellersKatie Hopcraft from Philcock (sic) Street travelled on her own to Moscow in 1888, aged 19,  to be governess to the youngest of Count Tolstoy’s three daughters. Another relation (Minchin) travelled to China as the wife of a postmaster. 

Karen & Eric Turburfield were surprised to discover some interesting but not very flattering  information about Deddington in The Modern Universal British Traveller published in about 1779, while on holiday in Crete