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"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 from Berkshire FHS (members only) and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.

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Archives & 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))

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Church History

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Catmore was in the hundred of Compton

You can see the administrative areas in which Catmore has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU450804 (Lat/Lon: 51.520733, -1.352818), Catmore which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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