Littleworth, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Great Faringdon parish, Berks. The village stands 2 miles NE of Faringdon town and station on the G.W.R. The parish, which was constituted in 1843, contains also the hamlets of Thrupp and Wadley. Population, 396. It has a post office under Faringdon; money order and telegraph office, Faringdon. Wadley House is the seat of the Good-lakes, and has a fine park. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £135, in the gift of Oriel College, Oxford. The church is Early English with chanceL
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Farringdon|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1839.
Church of England
The church of the Ascension is a small and plain modern building in the Early English style, consisting of chancel (added in 1876, at a cost of £800, defrayed by the Rev. Joseph Moore, some time vicar here), nave, west porch and a turret on the western gable containing one bell: the east window is stained, and there is also a window to the memory of the late Mr. George Adams: there are 200 sittings.
Primitive Methodist Chapel
There is a Primitive Methodist chapel, erected in 1881.
Littleworth was in Wantage Registration District from 1952 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Littleworth from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Littleworth)
- Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, 1915
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Berkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Littleworth 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:
The Visitations of Berkshire 1532, 1566, and 1665-6 is available online.