Publications relating to Headington area

For a list of books about Headington (not online) follow this link:

Over fifty books and articles about Headington

Including novels, poems, a play, and biographies as well as historical studies

Online books and articles relating to Headington

  • Cocke, James, “The Glory of God” in Ruth Gledhill (ed.), The Sixth Times Book of Best Sermons (2001) Prize-winning sermon by James Cocke has been Vicar of All Saints Church in Headington since 1957
  • Harding, Samuel: “Headington Hill: A New Song” (c.1780). A poem about Headington on a single sheet in the Bodleian Library
  • King, William, “The tragi-comedy of Joan of Headington”, in William King, Useful miscellanies (London, 1712). A ribald play about Headington’s most famous bawd
  • National Geographic, May 2002 published a picture of the Headington Shark
  • Victoria County History of Oxfordshire, Vol.  IV (City of Oxford): this covers Headington and Marston passim after 1929
  • Victoria County History of Oxfordshire, Vol. V (Bullingdon Hundred): this covers Headington (pp. 157–68) and Marston (pp. 214–22) in detail up to 1929


Older volumes of Oxoniensia are now online, with over 200 articles relating to
Headington. Find them by doing a full search here for the word "Headington"

Some examples of articles:

Shorter piece:

Community newsletters and magazines

Hands on News: free newspapers produced by local residents
Other magazines
Church magazines


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