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Bagley Wood, Berkshire

Historical Description

Bagley-Wood, formerly an extra parochial tract, now a parish, in Berkshire, 3 miles S of Oxford. Acreage, 639; population, 4. A spot here, on Chilswell farm, was the site of the original Abingdon Abbey; and another spot, on the top of a hill, commands a splendid view of Oxford. Abingdon is the post town.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBerkshire 

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

Civil Registration

Bagley Wood was in Abingdon Registration District from 1837 to 1900

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bagley Wood from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Berkshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Bagley Wood are available from a number of sites:

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.