Place:


Beckett  Berkshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Beckett like this:

BECKETT, a tything in Shrivenham parish, Berks; in the vicinity of the Great Western railway, 5 miles SW of Faringdon. Pop., 23. Houses, 6. It was formerly called Becote; belonged once to the Earls of Evreux, then to the priory of Norion in Normandy; was seized, and made an occasional residence, by King John; and passed afterwards to a family who took from it the name. ...


of De Beckote. It now belongs to Viscount Barrington. The present mansion on it superseded a large ancient manor-house; is a fine edifice in the Tudor style; and contains some interesting paintings and the chess-pieces of Charles I.

Beckett through time

Beckett 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 Beckett itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Beckett, in Vale of White Horse and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/21333

Date accessed: 21st June 2024


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