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"ASTON TIRROLD, a parish in the hundred of Moreton, in the county of Berks, 3 miles to the S.W. of Wallingford. It lies on the western bank of the river Thames, not far from the Great Western railway. The living is a rectoryAsterisk denotes that there is a parsonage and glebe belonging to the living in the diocese of Oxford, value £233, in the gift of the President and Fellows of Magdalen College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. There is a school with a small endowment, and several other small charities."

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))

Church History
A list of churches within the area can be found on the Genuki church database.  Descriptions of the churches can be found at: Church Records
Historical Geography

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Aston Tirrold was in the Wallingford Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.

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