Appleford, Berkshire

Historical Description

Appleford, a township in Sutton-Courtney parish, Berks, on the river Thames, 3 miles from Didcot station on the G.W.R., and 3 ½ SE of Abingdon, which is the post town; telegraph office, Culham (R.S.) Acreage, 862; population, 301. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the vicarage of Sutton-Courtney, in the diocese of Oxford. the church is a structure of stone, in the Early English style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Administration

Ancient County Berkshire
Hundred Ock
Poor Law union Abingdon

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1563.


Churches

Church of England

SS. Peter and Paul (parish church)

The church of SS. Peter and Paul, completely restored and, enlarged in 1885-6, under the direction of Mr. Gilbert Scott and the late Mr. Ewan Christian, architects, at a cost of £3,300, defrayed (with the exception of £300, given by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners) by Walter Justice esq. of London, is now an edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western tower with a quadrangular broach spire, 76 feet in height, relieved by spire lights and containing 6 bells, presented by W. Justice esq.: the work included the almost entire rebuilding of the fabric, the nave being lengthened 51 feet, a tower and spire added and the interior refitted: the font was retained: in the nave is a marble tablet inscribed to Chas. Prebble esq. surgeon, d. 25 Oct. 1840: a stained window was at the same time placed at the east end and a reredos erected: the chancel was restored at the expense of the Ecclesiastical Commlssioners, and has at the east end a number of mural monuments to the Justice family of Appleford, 1759-1848: there are 120 sittings. The churchyard, which is well kept and surrounded by a stone wall, contains two large railed-in tombs of the Justice family, with numerous inscriptions.


Civil Registration

Appleford was in Abingdon Registration District from 1837 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Appleford from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Maps

Online maps of Appleford are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
Google Streetview.
National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Berkshire papers online:


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Berkshire 1532, 1566, and 1665-6 is available online.