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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 and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.


Archives and 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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Historical Geography

  • Wootton was in the hundred of Hormer

You can see the administrative areas in which Wootton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.




Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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