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Little Coxwell, Berkshire

Historical Description

Coxwell, Little, a township-chapelry in Great Faringdon parish, Berks, 1¼ mile S of Faringdon station on the "G.W.R., and 4½ miles NE of Shrivenham. It has a post office under Faringdon; money order and telegraph office, Faringdon. Acreage, 887; population, 251, There are some curious excavations here which are believed to have been habitations of the ancient Britons. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Faringdon, in the diocese of Oxford. The church is a building of stone, chiefly of the Norman and Transitional periods.

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 1582.


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is a building of stone, principally of the Norman and Transitional periods, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a small central bell gable containing 2 bells; the east window has Decorated tracery, and is flanked on each side by cinquefoil-headed niches; in the south wall of the chancel is a piscina; the nave has a Norman south door and Early English and Perpendicular windows; over the western gallery is a small circular stained window; the pulpit is of oak, richly carved: there are 120 sittings.


Baptist Chapel

There is a Baptist chapel.

Civil Registration

Little Coxwell was in Faringdon Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Wantage Registration District from 1937 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Little Coxwell from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Little Coxwell 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