In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chaddleworth like this:
CHADDLEWORTH, a parish in Wantage district, Berks; 6 miles WSW of East Ilsley, and 7 NNE of Kintbury r. station. It includes Woolley tything; and has a post office under Wantage. Acres, 3,319. Real property, £4,099. Pop., 539. Houses, 99. The property is divided among a few. The manor was given by the Conqueror to Robert D'Oyley; and belonged afterwards to the mother of Edward I. Chaddleworth House, the seat of the Pipons, was rebuilt in 1810; and Woolley Park, the seat of the Wroughtons, was built in 1690, and much altered in 1799. An Angustinian priory was founded at Ellensfordsmere, in 1161, by Ralph of Chaddleworth; and destroyed in 1532. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £272.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church has a Norman doorway; and is good. An endowed school has £100; and other charities £22.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chaddleworth in West Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 12th December 2013
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