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Sunningwell (St. Leonard)

SUNNINGWELL (St. Leonard), a parish, in the union of Abingdon, hundred of Hormer, county of Berks, 2½ miles (N.) from Abingdon; containing, with the hamlet of Bayworth, and part of the chapelry of Kennington, 332 inhabitants, of whom 191 are in Sunningwell township. The parish comprises 1313a. 5p. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £12. 14. 7., and in the gift of Sir G. Bowyer, Bart.: the tithes have been commuted for £308, and the glebe contains 19½ acres. The church is an ancient structure, of singular form. At Kennington is a chapel of ease.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.