Goosey, a village, a township, and a parish in Stanford-in-the-Vale parish, Berks, near the river Ock and the G.W.R., 1 mile N from Challow station, and 3½ miles NW by N of Wantage. Post town, Faringdon; money order and telegraph office, Stanford-in-the-Vale. Acreage of the township, 968; population, 160; of the ecclesiastical parish, with Stanford-in-tbe-Vale, 1054. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Stanford-in-the-Vale, in the diocese of Oxford. The church is a small building of stone in the Early English style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Civil parish||Stamford In The Vale|
|Poor Law union||Wantage|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1850, previous to which all entries were made in the registers for Stanford.
Church of England
The church of All Saints is a small edifice of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel and nave, and a turret on the western gable, containing 2 bells: the chancel has a curious Early English piscina, and eastward a square locker; the wall plate is ornamented with a row of trefoil-headed panels: there is no chancel arch: in the nave are some good corbel heads and a plain Early English stoup; outside is one good buttress of like date, and in the churchyard the base of a cross; in the porch is a shield with the arms of Hyde; the church door key is Early English, and the oldest in the district; the font is octagonal; in the chancel is a stained window given by Dr. Christopher Wordsworth, late Bishop of Lincoln and vicar of Stanford-in-the-Vale, 1850-69: there are 86 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Goosey was in Wantage Registration District from 1837 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Goosey from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Goosey)
- 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 Goosey 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.