BECKETT, a tything, in the parish and hundred of Shrivenham, county of Berks, 4¾ miles (S. W. by S.) from Farringdon; comprising 792a. 2r. 25p., and containing 42 inhabitants. The manor, soon after the Conquest, became the property of the crown, and the manorhouse was occasionally a royal residence. Dr. Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham, was born here in 1734.