Genealogy Notes for the Village of Taynton, Oxfordshire 
A miscellany of pictures and data arising out of research into the KIRBY's family trees (but not all linked to them). This is a work in progress so please treat the data with appropriate caution. For related information see List, Place Index and Wills Index

Location and general description

Also known as Tainton, Oxfordshire.

Situated on the northern edge of the Windrush valley, just upstream of Burford, Oxon

Some Census references to Taynton refer to the relatively remote area of Paynes Farm,Oxon., which, whilst it was in the parish of Taynton, was near Swinbrook, Oxon.

Cottages in Taynton

Buildings and locations 

Taynton Quarries

Taynton was the location of quarries, owned by the STRONG family, from which stone was taken for St Paul's Cathederal in the City of London. Several of the local masons being involved in Wren's re-building project that followed the Great Fire [St. John Brooks, 1922, pg 90]. These included:


None as yet.

Related links

A selection of links to other sites with information about this place


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