"CATMORE, a parish in the hundred of Compton, in the county of Berks, 3 miles to the W. of East Ilsley. Wantage is its post town. It is situated in a pleasant country, and includes the tything of Lilley. Catmore was anciently a market town under a grant by Edward I. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford, value £200, in the patronage of C. Eyre, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Margaret."
"LILLEY, a tything in the parish of Catmore, county Berks, 4 miles S.W. of East Ilsley."
"LILLY, a hamlet in the parish of Catmore, hundred of Compton, county Berks, 5 miles S.W. of East Ilsley."
From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland(1868). Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003.
Other descriptions can be found from other periods in various trade directories covering Berkshire from the early 19th century onwards and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.