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Sotwell

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"SOTWELL, a parish in the hundred of Moreton, county Berks, 2 miles N. of Wallingford, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated near the river Thames, and is wholly agricultural. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory of Wallingford, in the diocese of Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. James. The parochial charities produce about 10s. per annum. B. Hezel, 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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Archives & Libraries

In addition to those listed on the Berkshire home page, see the Research Wiki from Family Search (the Church of Latter-day Saints (Genealogical Society of Utah))

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Sotwell was in the hundred of Moreton
  • Brightwell (in Oxfordshire from 1974) gained the chapelry of Sotwell from Wallingford in 1868 and became Brightwell-cum-Sotwell

You can see the administrative areas in which Sotwell 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

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU587912 (Lat/Lon: 51.616574, -1.153583), Sotwell which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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