Hook-Norton in 1840
Hook-Norton is in Chadlington hundred, near Chipping-Norton. The area of the parish is 3,730 acres; the population in 1831 was 1,506, two-thirds agricultural. There was a battle fought here between the Saxons and Danes in the time of Edward the Elder ; a barrow in the parish is thought to be a memorial of this engagement. The living is a perpetual curacy, of the clear yearly value of £180. There were in the parish, in 1833, three dame-schools, with 22 boys and 23 girls ; a national school, with 30 girls ; four other day or boarding schools, with 55 boys and 37 girls ; and two Sunday-schools, with above 200 children.