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Drayton

Drayton lies two and a half miles southwest of Abingdon. Until 1867 it was a chapelry of Abingdon St Helen. It is on the road from Abingdon to Newbury and a road connecting with the main road from Wantage to Oxford, and the Wilts and Berks Canal ran through. The soil is heavy clay and loam. Nearly half the land was arable, one sixth permanent grass and a small amount of woodland. See also Abingdon for details.

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


Acreage: 1851
Population 1801: 484
  1831: 506
  1861: 605

 

OS Map Grid Ref(s): 9, 10, 15

 

Parliamentary Enclosure Maps & Awards

Drayton (See Abingdon)

 

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