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"FYFIELD, a parish in the hundred of Ock, county Berks, 5 miles N.W. of Abingdon, its post town, and 10 N.E. of Faringdon. It is situated S. of the river Isis, or Thames, and includes the hamlets of Netherton and Wick. A hospital was founded here about the early part of the 15th century. Limestone is quarried for burning into lime. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Oxford, value £125, in the patronage of St. John's College, Oxford. The church is a small edifice dedicated to St. Nicholas. There are several tombs and monuments of the Golafre and other families. The endowments of the parish produce about £30 per annum."

"NETHERTON, a hamlet in the parish of Fyfield, county Berks, 5 miles N.W. of Abingdon."

"WICK, a hamlet in the parish of Fyfield, county Berks, 5 miles W. of Abingdon."

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.


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Historical Geography

  • Fyfield was in the hundred of Ock

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

Fyfield was in the Abingdon Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.