"WATCOMB, a liberty in the parish of North Fawley, county Berks, 7 miles S.W. of East Ilsley."
"WHATCOMBE, a tything in the parish of Fawley, hundred of Kintbury-Eagle, county Berks, 6 miles S. of Wantage."
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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- Fawley was in the hundred of Kintbury Eagle
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Fawley was in the Wantage Union. For more information, see Poorhouses.