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Oxfordshire History Centre

Oxfordshire County Council

Circa 3,000 items. Estate maps from ca.1690 (photostats from 1615); printed county maps from ca.1760; enclosure, tithe, turnpike, canal and railway maps (18th-19th centuries); OS maps, road maps, and photostats of other maps and plans.


St Luke's Church, Temple Road, Cowley, Oxford OX4 2HT

Main contact

Telephone number

01865 398200

Opening hours

Tuesday 10am to 5pm; Wednesday to Friday 9am to 5pm; Saturday 9am to 5pm for research only. The centre is closed on Sundays, Mondays, bank holidays and bank holiday weekends.


You will need a reader's ticket to see unique material - that is anything of which there's only one copy.
Family and local history are popular so it's a good idea to book a seat in advance using the contact details above.
Staff can produce documents up to 4.30pm each day we are open.



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