Here you will find information about the history of the village of Oxton.
There is also a separate page to record your own memories of Oxton.
Oxton Archaeology about the Iron Age camp and tumuli at the top of Windmill Hill
The Great Domesday Book detailing the village around AD1085. You can read about the context and production of the Domesday Book at the National Archive or on Wikipedia
“Oxton Now and Then“ – Memories for the Millennium compiled by Margaret Cooper in 2000, featuring interviews with Oxton residents
“I Lived in a Village: Stories of life and folk in Nottinghamshire in general, and Oxton in particular” by Tom Shipside, an undated book published around 1950, and covering the period AD1000-1950
Oxton History on external sites
Other interesting material about historic Oxton is to be found at the following external websites:
- The relevant pages of “Thoroton’s History of Nottinghamshire: volume 3: Republished with large additions by John Throsby” in 1796 are available on the British History site.
- Several photos of Oxton Church have been assembled by Peter Woodward on his Broxtowe Hundred site.
- A very detailed history of Oxton church of St Peter and St Paul is published as part of the Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project. This includes transcriptions of monuments and memorials (and also of the war memorials), plans of the church, a history of the bells and of the organ, as well as of the numerous Features and Fittings of historical interest.
- An article about Oxton and its church as reprinted from the Mansfield Reporter in August 1912 is featured here on the NottsHistory site
- “The Summer Excursion, 1908: Oldox or Hodox camp, Oxton, Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 12 (1908)” be read on the NottsHistory site here
- “The Summer Excursion, 1908: Oxton and its church, Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 12 (1908)” can be read on the NottsHistory site here.
- An article about Oxton Hall on the NottsHistory site taken from “The Great Houses of Nottinghamshire and the County Families” by L Jacks, (1881)
- 5 aerial photographs of Oxton from the South in 1934 (pre by-pass times) on the BritainFromAbove.org.uk site, as follows:
- Oxton, from the south, 1934. The village and surrounding countryside
- Epperstone Road, Ye Olde Bridge Inn and environs, Oxton, 1934
- Oxton, from the south-west, 1934. The village and surrounding countryside – 1
- Oxton, from the south-west, 1934. The village and surrounding countryside – 2
- Ye Olde Bridge Inn, Oxton, 1934