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Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Hamlet of Henwood

Nadene Goldfoot

Henwood, a hamlet, is in a rural area and is likened to a settlement. It is an unincorporqted community. An urban hamlet would probably be a little larger. Henwood is 3.5 miles (5.6 km) SW of Oxford, England. It is in Wooton civil parish in the Vale of White Horse District.

Oxford is in central southern England and is 50 miles (80km) NW of London. It is the home of the U. Of Oxford. In America Henwood would be considered something like a bedroom community of Oxford.

HIstorically, Henwood started out as a single farm which is still standing and listed as a Grade II building in the parish of Cummor, until Wooton was created as a separate parish in the 19th century. Since I have traced Henwoods as far back as John Henood born in 1538, the family seemed to come before this farm.that developed into a whole community. Later, Henwood was said to be in Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire.
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