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Dry Sandford, Berkshire

Historical Description

Dry Sandford, an ecclesiastical parish formed in 8671 in the civil parishes of St Helen, Abingdon, and Marcham, in Berks, 3 miles NW from Abingdon. It has a post office under Abingdon; telegraph office, Abingdon; money order office, Marcham. Population, 249. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; net yearly value, £159. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church, erected in 1855, is a building of stone in the Early English style.

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1855.


Church of England

St. Helen (parish church)

The church of St. Helen, consecrated in 1855, is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret containing 2 bells: in the church is a marble tablet to Mrs. Mutrie, a considerable benefactress to the parish: there are 170 sittings.

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Dry Sandford 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.

DistrictVale of White Horse
RegionSouth East
Postal districtOX13
Post TownAbingdon