Electronic ERD - Locations - Oxfordshire, England

Compiled by E.C.Cawte, A.Helm & N.Peacock. Online ed.: P.T.Millington

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Location Grid Ref. Extant Time of Appearance Text Play Class Sources Note
[Unlocated] 1794ChristmasTextHero-CombatJones (1794)  
[Unlocated] c. 1816ChristmasTextHero-CombatRowell (1886)  
Aston(SP3302) ChristmasTextHero-CombatWilliams Coll. [1.]
Bampton(SP3103)1969ChristmasTextHero-CombatDommett Coll., Giles (1847), Ditchfield (1896), Manning (1895-1910), Williams Coll., Foxworthy Coll., Carpenter Coll. [2.]
Bletchington(SP5017)c. 1904ChristmasTextHero-CombatCarpenter Coll. [3.]
Bloxham(SP4235)  No TextHero-CombatPrior (1905)  
Broadwell(SP2503)c. 1925ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatHole Coll.  
Bucknell(SP5525)c. 1889ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatCarpenter Coll. [3.]
Burford(SP2512) ChristmasTextHero-CombatHelm Coll., Carpenter Coll. [4.]
Chadlington(SP3221)c. 1903ChristmasTextHero-CombatVaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll., Ordish Coll., Carpenter Coll. [5.]
Charlton-on-Otmoor(SP5615)c. 1901ChristmasTextHero-CombatPrior (1904), [Prior?] (1904) [6.]
Checkendon(SU6682)c. 1903ChristmasNo TextDoubtful Hero-CombatPrior,C.E. (1907)  
Chimney(SP3500) ChristmasTextHero-CombatWilliams Coll. [1.]
Chipping Norton(SP3127)1840ChristmasTextHero-CombatNorgrove (1884), Oxfordshire Fed.W.I.s (1955)  
Church Enstone(SP3825)c. 1869ChristmasTextHero-CombatCarpenter Coll. [3.]
Cuddesdon(SP5902)c. 1896 TextHero-CombatTiddy (1923), Carpenter Coll. [7.]
Culham(SU5095)1901ChristmasTextHero-CombatBinney (1902), Ordish Coll., Manning (1895-1910) [8.]
Curbridge(SP3308)c. 1867ChristmasTextHero-CombatCarpenter Coll. [3.]
Deddington(SP4631)1936ChristmasTextHero-CombatWortley Coll., Turner (1933), Carpenter Coll. [9.]
Dorchester(SU5794)c. 1900ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatNew Penny Magazine (1900)  
Ducklington(SP3507)1904ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatPrior (1905), Madan ms [10.]
Eynsham(SP4309)c. 1946ChristmasTextHero-CombatRussell MS, Carpenter Coll. [4.]
Finmere(SP6333)c. 1895 No TextHero-CombatBennell & Wege Coll., Carpenter Coll. [11.]
Garsington(SP5802)c. 1874ChristmasTextHero-CombatCarpenter Coll. [3.]
Glympton(SP4221) ChristmasTextHero-CombatHarpwood (1961)  
Goring(SU6080)1898ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatBinney (1902)  
Great Rollright(SP3231)c. 1900ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatJ. (1938), R. (1949)  
Headington(SP5407)1901ChristmasTextHero-CombatOrdish Coll., Carpenter Coll. [4.]
Headington Quarry(SP5507)1966ChristmasTextHero-CombatCoppock & Hill (1933), Cawte Coll., Carpenter Coll., Webb (1967) [12.]
Holton(SP6006)19545th Nov. to ChristmasTextHero-CombatHassall (1956), Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Coll., Carpenter Coll. [13.]
Horspath(SP5704)1924ChristmasTextHero-CombatOxfordshire Fed.W.I.s (1955), Carpenter Coll. [4.]
Horton(SP5912)c. 1894 TextHero-CombatCarpenter Coll. [3.]
Iffley(SP5203)c. 1894ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatCordrey (1956), Helm Coll. [3.]
Islip(SP5214)c. 1906ChristmasTextHero-CombatDitchfield (1896), Ordish Coll., Reading Mercury (1926) [14.]
Kidlington(SP4914)1904ChristmasTextHero-CombatCarpenter Coll. [3.]
Kirtlington(SP5019)c. 1870ChristmasTextHero-CombatManning (1898), Carpenter Coll., Manning (1895-1910) [15.]
Leafield(SP3115) ChristmasTextHero-CombatTiddy (1923)  
Long Hanborough(SP4214)  Frag.Hero-CombatParker (1913)  
Lower Heyford(SP4824)1903ChristmasTextHero-CombatTiddy (1923), Prior (1904), Carpenter Coll. [4.]
Marston(SP5208)c. 1899 TextHero-CombatOrdish Coll., Manning (1895-1910) [16.]
Merton(SP5717)1893ChristmasNo TextHero-CombatPrior (1904)  
Middle Barton(SP4325)1953ChristmasTextHero-CombatHole Coll., Carpenter Coll. [17.]
Milton(SP4535)  Frag.Hero-CombatManning (1895-1910)  
Mollington(SP4347)  Frag.Hero-CombatPrior (1905)  
North Newington(SP4139)c. 1912ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatHole (1956)  
Oddington(SP5514)c. 1870before ChristmasTextHero-CombatCarpenter Coll. [3.]
Oxford(SP5106)1902ChristmasTextHero-CombatOxford Times (1898), P. (1894), Manning (1895-1910) [18.]
Salford(SP2828)c. 1890ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatCarpenter Coll. [3.]
Shipton under Wychwood(SP2717) ChristmasTextHero-CombatTiddy (1923)  
Souldern(SP5231)1903ChristmasFrag.Hero-CombatPrior (1904), Gough & Gough (1887)  
Standlake(SP3902) ChristmasNo TextDoubtful Hero-CombatWilliams Coll.  
Stoke Talmage(SU6799)late 19th ctyChristmasNo TextDoubtful Hero-CombatOrdish Coll.  
Sutton(SP4106)c. 1901WinterNo TextHero-CombatManning (1895-1910)  
Thame(SP7006)c. 1882ChristmasTextHero-CombatLee (1874), Carpenter Coll. [19.]
Upper Heyford(SP4926)c. 1900 No TextDoubtful Hero-CombatPrior (1904), Peacock Coll. [20.]
Waterstock(SP6305)c. 1872ChristmasTextHero-CombatTiddy (1923), Carpenter Coll. [21.]
Westcott Barton(SP4225)1870ChristmasTextHero-CombatPrior (1905), Carpenter Coll. [22.]
Westwell(SP2209)  No TextDoubtfulCarpenter Coll. [3.]
Wheatley(SP5905)1964ChristmasTextHero-CombatHassall (1956), Hole Coll., Dommett Coll., Carpenter Coll. [4.]
Woodstock(SP4416)c. 1884ChristmasTextHero-CombatCarpenter Coll. [3.]
Wootton(SP4319)19 cent.? No TextHero-CombatCarpenter Coll. [3.]


1.We do not understand these locations given by Williams Coll. [Aston, Bampton and Chimney]. They occur at the head of a MS which contains a play text, but whether they should be taken to imply that each location used the same text, or that one gang visited each village is not clear. They are included here for completeness.
2.We do not understand these locations given by Williams Coll. [Aston, Bampton and Chimney]. They occur at the head of a MS which contains a play text, but whether they should be taken to imply that each location used the same text, or that one gang visited each village is not clear. They are included here for completeness.
Pt.2 changes: 1958 changed to 1969. Sources Foxworthy Coll. and Carpenter Coll. added
3.Pt.3 addition
4.Pt.2 change: Source Carpenter Coll. added
5.Pt.2 changes: c.1903 and source Carpenter Coll. added
6.Pt.2 changes: Text availability changed from 'Frag.' to 'Text'. Source [Prior?] (1904) added
7.Pt.2 changes: c.1896 and source Carpenter Coll. added
8.Pt.2 change: Source Manning (1895-1910) added. (Manning (1895-1910) is the source for Ordish Coll.)
9.Pt.2 change: Source Turner (1933) Carpenter Coll. added
10.Pt.2 change: Text availability changed from 'No Text' to 'Text'. Source Madan ms added
11.Pt.2 change: Text availability changed from 'No Text' to 'Frag.'. Source Carpenter Coll. added
12.Pt.2 changes: 1955 changed to 1966. Sources Carpenter Coll. and Webb (1967) added
13.Pt.2 changes: Christmas changed to 5th Nov. to Christmas. Source Carpenter Coll. added
14.Ordish Coll. is from a MS 'property of the late Thomas Johnson of Islip, Oxon., dated 1780'.
15.Pt.2 change: c.1860 changed to c.1870. Sources Carpenter Coll. and Manning (1895-1910) added
16.Pt.2 changes: Bef.1899 changed to c.1899. Source Manning (1895-1910) added
17.Brought from Sulgrave, Northants.
Pt.2 changes: Text availability changed from 'No Text' to 'Text'. Source Carpenter Coll. added
18.Each reference has a different text, which suggests that more than one version was current here. The Oxford Times (1898) text may not come from Oxford.
19.Lee wrote down this play in 1853, but first saw it in 1839. The man from whom it was noted had performed at Brill, Bucks, (q.v.), in 1807, and his father at Thame Park in the previous century. The text is written in rhyming couplets, and begins with King Alfred and his Bride entering. Other characters, King Cole, King William, the Dragon, etc., follow: 'Morres-men come forward and dance to a tune from fife and drum' in the middle of the action, and there is a general mêlée in which all characters fall down. The Doctor gives pills all round, which cures them all save the Dragon, who dies in convulsions. We have listed it as 'Hero-Combat', though admit that the version is not typical of the classification.
Pt.2 changes: 1853 changed to c.1882. Source Carpenter Coll. added
20.Pt.2 changes: c.1900 and source Peacock Coll. added
21.Pt.2 changes: c.1872 and source Carpenter Coll. added
22.Pt.2 change: Source Carpenter Coll. added. (Carpenter Coll. contains an undated cutting from the Oxford Mail. From its contents it could well have been written by C.E.Prior)
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