In this section there are over 100 pages giving a detailed history of Elsfield. In particular there is a lot of information about the 19th and 20th centuries.
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John Buchan and Elsfield
The Parsons family, owners of the Old Bank hotel on Oxford High Street
Photos of Elsfield
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For anyone with an interest in the village’s 19th and 20th century history, “Carrier’s Cart to Oxford: Growing up in the 1920s in the Oxfordshire Village of Elsfield” and “From the Shires to the Spires” by Mildred Masheder will be of interest. John Buchan’s “Memory Hold the Door”, William Buchan’s “John Buchan: A Memoir” and Susan Tweedsmuir’s “A Winter Bouquet” also have interesting insights into Elsfield life. David Weekes has written a monograph “ΧΡΙΣΤΟC ΝΙΚΗΣΕΙ On John Buchan’s Grave” published in 2010.
Original documents stored at the Oxfordshire Records Office are sometimes quoted and referred to
thus: PAR 94/9MS/1/1
The 1825 document listing the inhabitants is from East Kent archives, reference U269/E49.
There is a full bibliography giving the names of authors and books consulted.
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