In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Appleton like this:
APPLETON, a village and a parish in Abingdon district, Berks. The village stands near the Thames, 5 miles NW of Abingdon r. station; and has a post office under Abingdon. The parish includes also the township of Eaton. Acres, 1,991. Real property, £2,820. Pop., 549. Houses, 121. The Fettiplaces had an old seat here, which is now reduced to a fragment. ...
The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £307.* Patron, Magdalene College, Oxford. The church has tombs of the Fettiplaces, and a brass of a skeleton. A school has £16 from endowment, and other charities £35. Edmund Dickenson, the famous chemist and physician, born in 1624, was a native.
Appleton 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 Appleton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Appleton, in Vale of White Horse and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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