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Beedon

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"BEEDON, a parish in the hundred of Faircross, in the county of Berks, 2 miles to the S. of East Ilsley. It includes the tything of Stanmore. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford, value £126, in the patronage of Sir J. Reade, Bart. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas."

"STANMORE, a tything in the parish of Beedon, county Berks, 2 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 from Berkshire FHS (members only) and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.

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History

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

Beedon was in the Wantage Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.