"BAYWORTH, a hamlet in the parish of Sunningwell, hundred of Horner, in the county of Berks, 3 miles from Abingdon. There are remains of a small church."
"KENNINGTON, a township and chapelry partly in the parish of Sunningwell, and partly in that of Radley, hundred of Hormer, county Berks, 2 miles S. of Oxford, its post town, and 3 N.E. of Abingdon. It is situated on the river Isis, and near the line of the Great Western railway. The village is small, and chiefly agricultural. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment under an Enclosure Act in 1802. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory* of Sunningwell, in the diocese of Oxford. The chapel-of-ease, dedicated to St. Swithin, fell down at the beginning of the present century, and was rebuilt in 1838."
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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- Sunningwell was in the hundred of Hormer
- The hamlet of Little London (not mentioned in the description above) is also part of this parish
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP498005 (Lat/Lon: 51.701042, -1.280794), Sunningwell which are provided by:
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Sunningwell was in the Abingdon Union. For more information, see Poorhouses.