Littlemoor

LITTLEMOOR, a liberty, in the parish of St. Mary the Virgin, partly within the liberties of the city of Oxford, and partly in the hundred of Bullingdon, union of Abingdon, county of Oxford, 2½ miles (S. E. by S.) from Oxford; containing 547 inhabitants. A priory of Benedictine nuns, founded here about the reign of Henry II., was suppressed by the papal bull given to Cardinal Wolsey, in 1524, and subsequently became part of the endowment of King's College, Oxford. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1817. A chapel of ease was erected in 1835.

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

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