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LONG WITTENHAM

"LONG WITTENHAM, (or Earl's), a parish in the hundred of Ock, county Berks, 4 miles S. of Abingdon, and 5 N.W. of Wallingford. The village is situated on the river Isis, and adjoins the parish of Little Wittenham. Funeral urns and other Roman antiquities have been found here. The manor belongs to the President of St. John's College, Oxford. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Oxford, value £170, in the patronage of Exeter College. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. The charities produce £20 per annum, being the rental of 25 acres. There are National and infant schools.

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
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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Long Wittenham was in the Wallingford Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.

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