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Long Wittenham

"LONG WITTENHAM, (or Earl's), a parish in the hundred of Ock, county Berks, 4 miles S. of Abingdon, and 5 N.W. of Wallingford. The village is situated on the river Isis, and adjoins the parish of Little Wittenham. Funeral urns and other Roman antiquities have been found here. The manor belongs to the President of St. John's College, Oxford. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Oxford, value £170, in the patronage of Exeter College. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. The charities produce £20 per annum, being the rental of 25 acres. There are National and infant schools.

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.

Archives and Libraries

In addition to those listed on the Berkshire home page, see the Research Wiki from Family Search (the Church of Latter-day Saints (Genealogical Society of Utah))



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Long Wittenham area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • Long Wittenham was in the hundred of Ock
You can see the administrative areas in which Long Wittenham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU550934 (Lat/Lon: 51.636677, -1.206673), Long Wittenham which are provided by:

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

Long Wittenham was in the Wallingford Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.