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North Moreton, Berkshire

Historical Description

Moreton, North, a village and a parish in Berks. The village stands near the G.W.R., 3 miles ESE of Didcot Junction station, and 4 W of Wallingford. The parish comprises 1102 acres; population, 276. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Wallingford. The living is a vicarage-in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £157 with residence. Patron, the Archdeacon of Berks. The church was built in 1290; it is a building of flint and stone in the later Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a western tower. At the SE angle there is a chapel called " Stapleton's Chantry," and the church contains a curious ancient water-drain and some old monuments. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBerkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishNorth Moreton All Saints 
HundredMoreton 
Poor Law unionWallingford 

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1558.


Churches

Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is a structure of flint with stone dressings in the later Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, south aisle, south porch and a western tower, 56 feet high, containing 5 bells; at the south-east angle is a handsome chapel called "Stapleton's Chantry," erected in the 13th century, with a window retaining some ancient stained glass and a piscina formed in a splay of the east window; a deed of Edward III. exists giving permission to Sir Miles Stapleton to alienate 25 acres of land for use of the priest of this chantry; the chancel walls are decorated with modern paintings: there are two stained windows, and a reredos of coloured marbles, with a representation of the Crucifixion in the centre, wrought in mosaic: a portion of the rood stairs and the doorway remains: there are 260 sittings.


Civil Registration

North Moreton was in Wallingford Registration District from 1837 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for North Moreton from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of North Moreton 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.

DistrictSouth Oxfordshire
CountyOxfordshire
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Postal districtOX11
Post TownDidcot