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Tubney is located in Oxfordshire
 Tubney shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SU4399
Civil parish Fyfield and Tubney
District Vale of White Horse
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Abingdon
Postcode district OX13
Dialling code 01865
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Wantage
List of places

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Tubney is a small village in Oxfordshire, England (in Berkshire until 1974). It lies just south of the A420 road from Oxford to Faringdon, 9 miles (14 km) miles southwest of Oxford.


Tubney was first mentioned in 955 AD, when it was included in land granted to Abingdon Abbey. The abbey retained the overlordship of the manor throughout the Middle Ages. In 1479, the manor was granted to William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, for the foundation of Magdalen College, his new college at Oxford. The college has retained the manor ever since.[1]

The medieval settlement was over a mile northeast of the modern village, near the village of Appleton. The medieval settlement was deserted by the 16th century. The site is marked by the remains of a medieval moat at Tubney Manor Farm.[1] Nothing remains of the medieval church, although its graveyard could still be seen in the early 20th century.[2] Although there was no parish church, the parish had a parson, to whom Magdalen College was paying a stipend of £44 a year in the 17th century. In the 18th century it was reported that the incumbents were inducted under a hawthorn bush.[1] The modern site of Tubney was settled from the 17th century. A new church, designed by A. W. Pugin and dedicated to St Lawrence, was consecrated in 1847.[2]

Tubney became a civil parish in 1866. In 1952 the parish was merged with Fyfield to create the civil parish of Fyfield and Tubney.[3]

Notable buildings

Tubney House, a 17th-century Grade II listed building,[4] is now the headquarters of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), part of the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Brooks, John (1984). "Tubney, Oxfordshire: Medieval and Later Settlement" (PDF). Oxoniensia. Oxford Architectural and Historical Society: 121–131. Retrieved 21 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Page, W. H.; Ditchfield, P.H., eds. (1924). "Parishes: Tubney". A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 4. Victoria County History. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 21 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Vision of Britain website
  4. "Tubney House". Images of England. UK. Retrieved 25 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Media related to Tubney at Wikimedia Commons