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Ogbourne St George, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Ogbourne St George or Great Okebourne, a village and a parish in Wilts. The village stands near the source of a small affluent of the river Kennet, with a station on the M. & S.W. Joint railway, 80 miles from London. It has a post and money order office under Marlborough; telegraph office, Marlborough. Acreage of parish, 3572; population, 461. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. A Benedictine priory, a cell to Bee Heriowyn Abbey in Normandy, was founded here in 1149 by Maud de Wallingford, and was given to King's College, Cambridge, and to the Charterhouse. A considerable portion of Marlborongh Downs is within the parish, and has been extensively laid under good cultivation. Barbury Hill, with a well-preserved ancient British camp, and the scene of a great battle in 556, is 2½ miles NW of the village, and has been separately noticed. There are several barrows. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £240 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is ancient, with a tower, and has been restored. There are Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishOgbourn St. George 
Poor Law unionMarlborough 

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Church Records

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN8
Post TownMarlborough