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Littleworth, Berkshire

Historical Description

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

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 
Civil parishFarringdon 
Poor Law unionFarringdon 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1839.


Church of England

The Ascension

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.

Civil Registration

Littleworth was in Wantage Registration District from 1952 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Littleworth from the following:

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:

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 districtSN7
Post TownFaringdon