In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Britwell Prior like this:
BRIGHTWELL-PRIOR, or Britwell-Prior, a chapelry in Newington parish, Oxford; under the Chilterns, 1¾ mile SW of Watlington, and 7½ NW by N of Wallingford-Road r. station. Post Town, Britwell-Salome under Wallingford. Real property, £866. Pop., 43. Houses, 6. The manor belonged formerly to the Welds; and Brightwell House is now the seat of H. ...
Reeves, Esq. An ancient priory stood here; and a nunnery of St. Clare was set up for some time by French Nuns who fled from the first revolution. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Newington, in the diocese of Oxford. The church is Norman in the nave, and early English in the chancel; and has a decorated font.
Britwell Prior is now part of South Oxfordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Oxfordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Britwell Prior itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Britwell Prior in South Oxfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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