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Abingdon

The market town of Abingdon was a municipal borough in north Berkshire, lying twenty-five miles northwest of Reading, and six miles south of Oxford at the confluence of the Rivers Ock and Thames, at the eastern edge of the Vale of White Horse. The parish of St Helen included the townships of Dry Sandford and Shippon (and at one time Drayton and Radley), and the hamlets of Barton, Cholswell and Northcourt, all outside the borough limits. The soil is loamy and clay. There was a weekly market and eight fairs annually.

Further reading
Wordie, R. (ed.), 'Enclosure In Berkshire, 1485-1885' (Reading, 2000) pp.1-3.


Acreage: 3486
Population 1801: 4683
  1831: 5627
  1861: 6700

 

OS Map Grid Ref(s): 10

 

Parliamentary Enclosure Maps & Awards

Abingdon (1815 (Drayton)) - Ref: KB122/944 [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Abingdon (1815 (Drayton)) - Ref: MPN1/15 [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Abingdon (1841 (Northcourt)) - Ref: Q/RDC/24A [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Abingdon (1841 (Northcourt)) - Ref: Q/RDC/24B [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Abingdon (1842) - Ref: Q/RDC/30A [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Abingdon (1842) - Ref: Q/RDC/30B [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

 

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