Catmore (St. Margaret)

CATMORE (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union of Wantage, hundred of Compton, county of Berks, 3½ miles (W. by S.) from East Ilsley; containing, with the tything of Lilley, 96 inhabitants. It comprises about 720 acres; the surface is elevated, and the soil various, in some parts chalk, and in others clay. Here was formerly a market on Monday, granted in 1306 by Edward I., together with a fair on the festival of St. Margaret. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 5. 7½.; net income, £180; patron, C. Eyre, Esq.: the glebe consists of about 14 acres.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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