Cholsey  Berkshire


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

CHOLSEY, a parish and a sub-district in Wallingford district, Berks. The parish lies on the Great Western railway, adjacent to the river Thames, 1½ mile NNW of Wallingford Road r. station, and 2½ SW of Wallingford; and has a post office under Wallingford. Acres, 4, 447. Real property, £7, 889. ...

Pop., 1. 127. Houses, 239. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged to Reading abbey; and passed to the Warwicks and Lord Kensington. A monastery was founded here, in 986, by Ethelred, to atone for his brother's murder; and was given by Henry I. to Reading abbey. A very ancient stone barn, which belonged to the abbey-grange, is still standing, and measures 303 feet in length, 54 in width, and 51 in height. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £340.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is partly Norman. -The sub-district contains ten parishes, and parts of two others. Acres, 22, 811. Pop., 6, 232. Houses, 1, 357.

Cholsey through time

Cholsey is now part of South Oxfordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Oxfordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cholsey itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cholsey, in South Oxfordshire and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th October 2021

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