|Radley has an interesting history dating back to ancient times. The Radley History Club carries out research into past events in Radley and the lives of its inhabitants, and has published a definitive history of the village in their recent book, The History of Radley, published in 2002. More information can be found on their website (follow link below). Archaelogical excavations have been carried out at Barrow Hills, most recently in the 1980s; and, more extensively, over the past 25 years, at Thrupp on the southern edge of the parish. These have revealed evidence of human habitation dating back to the stone-age (palaeolithic) era.|
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The Bowyer Arms
Henry Taunt photographs of Radley taken at the turn of the 19th century.
Abingdon and Area Archaeological and Historical Society
Radley History Club
Archaeological, Palaeontological and Ecological information about Thrupp (pdf 7.1 MB)
The following books contain information about the history of Radley and are acknowledged as sources of some of the material used on these pages.
Gone for A Soldier: Radley Service Men 1885 – 1920
The Silvester Family of Sunningwell and Radley at the Smithy, The Bowyer Arms and Sugworth Farm
Rural Life in the Vale of the White Horse 1780~1914
The Oxfordshire Village Book