History Society, Deddington & District


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Deddington & District History Society (D&DHS)

The society is open to all and exists to promote awareness of and interest in the history of Deddington and its neighbourhood. We hold monthly meetings, offering a mix of lectures and events (such as exhibitions and visits) of interest not just to members but to anyone living in the area. Many are happy simply to attend our meetings, but anyone wanting to carry out research into local or family history find in the society a friendly and supportive environment, with much advice on offer.

Our programme of speakers for 2021/22 can be found HERE

The Society meets at  Deddington Primary School on the  3rd Thursday in the month. See programme for details.

Membership fees, which give free entry to meetings, are £12.50 a year for individuals, or £23 for couples. Non-members pay £3 a meeting, refundable on joining the society.

For contact information please refer to the DIRECTORY

Online Historical Resources

This list is by no means exhaustive, and we’d be delighted if people would let us know of any online sources outide of Deddington History that they know of or have used; please contact Gareth Richard. 

This page shows known internet resources that are relevant to Deddington. It is by no means exhaustive, and we shall be making additions as time goes by.

The Electoral Register for Deddington Parish for the 1845 general election. The franchise was very limited, excluding the poorer inhabitants and, of course, women.

The Charity Commissioners’ report on the state of charities in Deddington, 1839

Settlement, or a person’s right to poor relief from a parish, was often hotly disputed, going all the way to the King’s Bench. This is the decision in the case of one Maynard, from the reign of George II

The University has done some interesting statistical analysis of the C19th census for Deddington, and for other places.

A good exhaustive secondary source is the online version of the Victorian County History volume for the Oxfordshire hundred of Wootton


Deddington & District Historical Society Newsletters “224” 

This newsletter, which contained a wealth of articles on Deddington and the surrounding District, was issued from October 1999 until 2007. Back issues are available HERE