Little Coxwell, Berkshire
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.
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 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.
There is a Baptist chapel.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Coxwell, Little)
- 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 Little Coxwell 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.