Culham (St. Paul)

CULHAM (St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Abingdon, hundred of Dorchester, county of Oxford, 1 mile (S. S. E.) from Abingdon; containing 404 inhabitants. This place, which is nearly surrounded by the river Isis, was the occasional retreat of the abbots of Abingdon; and in the ancient manor-house, now occupied as a farmhouse, is a room still called the Abbot's chamber. The living is a vicarage not in charge; net income, £100; patron and appropriator, the Bishop of Oxford.

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

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