"MOULSFORD, a parish in the hundred of Moreton, county Berks, 4 miles S.W. of Wallingford. It is situated near the Thames, and on the line of the Great Western railway. The village is small and wholly agricultural. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £225. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Oxford, value £60. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The charities produce about £7 per annum. There is a village school."
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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- Moulsford was in the hundred of Moreton
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Moulsford was in the Wallingford Union. For more information, see Poorhouses.