Many of Frank Packer's photographs from the early 20th century are now in the care of the Centre for Oxfordshire Studies, a department of the Oxfordshire Country Council, from whom copies of such photographs may be purchased. Enter 'Packer Swerford' in the Search box to see what they hold. Click for the Oxfordshire Studies website.

Swerford Castle excavations:

The Martyn Jope papers on Swerford Castle are now deposited at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.


A free resource for information on births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales is provided by FreeBMD, although this is still incomplete. Other useful sites include the International Genealogical Index of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (also free) and The Genealogist web site, for on-line census records (by subscription).

We are also extremely grateful to Don Knibbs, who provided information on the Knibbs family who lived in Blue Row for a large part of the nineteenth century. He has also been kind enough to provide a link to the Knibbs web site.

Other info to be provided shortly including:

old map site?

rural life site?


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