In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stanford in the Vale like this:
STANFORD-IN-THE-VALE, a village in Faringdon district, and a parish partly also in Wantage district, Berks. The village stands in the White Horse vale, 2¼ miles NNW of Challow r. station, and 4 ESE of Faringdon; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Faringdon. The parish includes Goosey chapelry, and comprises 3,829 acres. ...
Real property, £9,201. Pop., 1,277. Houses, 261. The property is much subdivided. S. Place is the seat of G. B. Egston, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £337.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church was restored in 1851. There are an Independent chapel, an endowed school with £9 a year, and charities £41.
Stanford in the Vale is now part of Vale of White Horse district. Click here for graphs and data of how Vale of White Horse has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stanford in the Vale itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stanford in the Vale, in Vale of White Horse and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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