Longworth (St. Mary)

LONGWORTH (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Farringdon, partly in the hundred of Ganfield, and partly in that of Ock, county of Berks, 7 miles (W. N. W.) from Abingdon; containing 1063 inhabitants, of whom 550 are in the township. The parish comprises, with the chapelry of Charney and the hamlet of Draycot-Moore, 4312a. 6p.: the river Isis bounds it on the north; the surface in general is flat, and the soil in some parts sandy, and in others clayey. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £27. 1. 10½.; net income, £682; patrons, the Principal and Fellows of Jesus College, Oxford: the glebe contains about 60 acres. At Charney is a chapel of ease, in the Norman style. In the parochial register is an entry, July 16th, 1625, of the baptism of Bishop Fell, whose father was rector of Longworth.

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

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