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Wootton

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"WOOTTON, a parish in the hundred of Hormer, county Berks, 3½ miles N.W. of Abingdon. This place, formerly a chapelry in the parish of Cumnor, was separated early in the last century. The land is nearly evenly divided between arable, pasture, and meadow. The soil is a mixture of sand, clay, and limestone. The living is a curacy annexed to that of South Hinksey. The church is dedicated to St. Peter."

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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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Wootton was in the hundred of Hormer

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History

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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