Hagborne (St. Andrew)
HAGBORNE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Wallingford, hundred of Moreton, county of Berks; containing 824 inhabitants, of whom 585 are in the liberty of East Hagborne, 5½ miles (W. by S.) from Wallingford, and 239 in that of West Hagborne. The parliamentary army under the command of the Earl of Essex was quartered at this place on the 24th of May, 1644, on its route from Reading to Abingdon. The parish comprises 2421a. 37p.: an act for inclosing 181 acres of waste land was passed in 1840. The village is pleasantly situated, and in the centre is a stone cross, surmounted with a sun-dial: a fair is held on the Thursday preceding the 11th of October. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £15. 10. 7½.; patron and incumbent, the Rev. Richard Meredith; impropriator, the Earl of Craven. The great tithes have been commuted for £1040, and the small for £200; the vicar has a glebe of 12 acres. The church is a handsome structure in the early English style, with a tower; the north aisle was built by John York, who died in 1413.