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"CHILDREY, a parish in the hundred of Wantage, in the county of Berks, 2 miles W. of Wantage, its post town, and 5 S. E. of the Vantage Road station of the Great Western line. It is situated near Icknield Street and the Wilts and Berks canal. In this parish is an ancient building formerly occupied by the Fettiplaces, and said to have been the place where Charles I. slept on his march from Oxford to Marlborough. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Oxford, value £604, in the patronage of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient edifice, with embattled tower and beautiful stained-glass windows. It contains a piscina, brasses from 1430, and a very curious leaden font, which is circular in shape and bears figures of abbots. Here are a school for boys and some almshouses."

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

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Childrey was in the hundred of Wantage

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History

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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