village may have originated as a Danish settlement - Thorpe is an Old Norse
name for a village. (Mandeville is a corruption of Amundeville – Richard
de Amundeville was lord of the manor during the thirteenth century.) The population
has not altered greatly in recent centuries, rarely exceeding 200.
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dedicated to the history of the parish of Thorpe Mandeville. Set in the rolling
hillsides of south-west Northamptonshire, six miles north-east of Banbury,
the rural parish comprises
about 1030 acres (417 hectares). The short, west boundary borders Oxfordshire.