"BICESTER, a parish and market town in the hundred of Ploughley, in the county of Oxford, 13 miles to the N.E. of Oxford; and 54 miles to the N.W. of London by road, or 66 miles by railway. Bicester is a station on the Oxford and Winslow branch of the London and North-Western railway. The name of this place is contracted from the Saxon Burin-ceastre, or Bernaceaster, and was probably derived from Birinus, a prelate of the 7th century, who assisted in founding it. It is near the site of the ancient Roman Alchester, and is divided into the two districts of King's End and Market End.... More "