Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire, OX25 5NS
Date of visit: 16th Oct 2021
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Lower Heyford is a village and civil parish beside the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, about 6 miles (10 km) west of Bicester.
The toponym “Heyford” is derived from Old English. It probably means “ford used at the time of the hay harvest”. The earliest known record of it is a document from 995 now included in the Codex Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici, which records it as Hegford. Since then its spelling has varied greatly. The Domesday Book of 1086 also records it as Hegford, and also as Egford. A charter from 1172 records it as Heiford, and other spellings of that era include Heiford’, Heiforde, Heyforde and Heyfordia. Other charters record it as Eiforde in 1193–1200 and Eifort in 1254–55. An entry in the Book of Fees from 1242 records it as Heyford Magna. It was recorded as Heyrford in 1263, Hyford in 1278–79 and also Hayford in 1308.
Listed Status Historic England Reference 1266272 listed 26/02/1988
Phone Number (if known) 01869 340496
Location – Northing & Westing 51°55’10.9″N, 1°17’31.8″W
Location – Plus code: 9C3WWP95+V4
Location – what3words: divorcing.smiled.cured
Location – Grid Reference SP 48778 24811
Location – OS X & Y: 224811, 448778
Location – Latitude & Longitude: 51.919699, -1.292169
Location – UK Postcode:OX25 5NS