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Little Wittenham

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"LITTLE WITTENHAM, a parish in the hundred of Ock, county Berks, 4 miles N.W. of Wallingford. The village is situated on the Thames, near Sinodun Hill, which is surrounded by an ancient camp, where many Roman antiquities have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford, value £400. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, contains brasses, the earliest being that of a priest, 1433, and monuments to the Kidwelly and Dunche families. There are day and Sunday schools. G. H. Cherry, Esq., is lord of the manor.

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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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Little Wittenham was in the hundred of Ock

You can see the administrative areas in which Little Wittenham 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

  • Literacy survey of Little Wittenham in 1815 -  the Berkshire Echo, Vol 17, Autumn 2001, page 2.
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU565933 (Lat/Lon: 51.635678, -1.185017), Little Wittenham which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

Little Wittenham was in the Wallingford Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.