Longcott  Berkshire


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

LONGCOTT, a township and a chapelry in Shrivenham parish, Berks. The township lies in the White House vale, and on the Wilts and Berks canal, 1½ mile WNW of Challow r. station, and 3 NE by E of Shrivenham; and has a post office designated Longcott, Berkshire. Real property, £3,428. ...

Pop., 446. Houses, 108. The manor and most of the land belong to Viscount Barrington. The chapelry includes also the township of Fernham. Real property, £5,544. Pop., 692. Houses, 159. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £300.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is chiefly ancient; includes a modern aisle; and has an embattled tower of 1722. There is also a church at Fernham; and there are a Wesleyan chapel, a charity school, and an infant school.

Longcott through time

Longcott 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 Longcott itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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