Fyfield (St. Nicholas)

FYFIELD (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Abingdon, hundred of Ock, county of Berks, 4½ miles (W. N. W.) from Abingdon; containing, with the hamlets of Netherton and Wick, 382 inhabitants, of whom 225 are in the township of Fyfield; and comprising 1579a. 3r. 39p. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £125; patrons and impropriators, the President and Fellows of St. John's College, Oxford. According to Bishop Tanner, an hospital, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, was founded here by the executors of John Golafre, before the 20th of Henry VI.

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

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