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Goosey, Berkshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishStamford In The Vale 
Poor Law unionWantage 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1850, previous to which all entries were made in the registers for Stanford.


Church of England

All Saints

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.

Civil Registration

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:

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:

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