In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ipsden like this:
IPSDEN, a village and a parish in Henley district, Oxford. The village stands close to the Chiltern hills, near Icknield street, and 4 miles SE of Wallingford and 3 E by N of Wallingford-Road r. station; and is a picturesque place. The parish includes the liberty of StokeRow, and comprises 3, 374 acres. Post town, Wallingford. Real property, £3, 584. Pop., 623. Houses, 132. Much of the land belongs to Edward Reade, Esq. Ipsden heath is a meet for the Oxfordshire harriers. A well near Bevenshill, in Stoke-Row liberty, is supposed to be of Roman origin; and a child was abandoned in that well in April 1860, by its unnatural mother, and, after lying there two days and nights without food, was taken out alive. ...
The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of North Stoke, in the diocese of Oxford. The church has Norman traces, and is variously early English, decorated, and perpendicular. The p. curacy of Stoke-Row is a separate benefice. Charities, £12 and four acres of land.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Ipsden has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Oxfordshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Ipsden and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ipsden in South Oxfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 13th December 2013
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