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South Moreton

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"SOUTH MORETON, a parish in the hundred of Moreton and borough of Wallingford, county Berks, 3 miles S.W. of Wallingford. The Great Western railway intersects the parish, which is watered by a small stream falling into the Thames at Wallingford. The surface is generally level and the land principally arable. The village is small and chiefly agricultural, except a few persons engaged in the paper mill. The tithes were commuted for land and money payments under an Enclosure Act in 1818. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Oxford, value £199, in the patronage of Magdalen Hall, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. John, is an ancient structure.

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

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Historical Geography

  • South Moreton was in the hundred of Moreton

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History

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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