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South Hinksey

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"SOUTH HINKSEY, a parish in the hundred of Hormer, county Berks, 1 mile S.E. of North Hinksey. This parish, which is of small extent, contains the waterworks for the supply of Oxford. The tithes were commuted for land and corn-rents under an Enclosure Act in 1814. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Oxford, value with Wootton annexed, £183. The church is dedicated to St. John.

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

  • South Hinksey was in the hundred of Hormer

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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