Goring  Oxfordshire


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

GORING, a village and a parish in the district of Bradfield and county of Oxford. The village stands at the verge of the county, on the river Thames and the Great Western railway, near Icknield-street, 6 miles S of Wallingford; is connected, by a bridge, with Streatley, in Berks; presents a picturesque appearance; has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post office, under Reading; and was formerly called Little Nottingham. ...

The parish comprises 4, 377 acres. Real property, £5, 362. Pop., 947. Houses, 222. Roman coins, vases, pavements, and substructions have been found. A mineral spring here was formerly in high repute for cutaneous diseases. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £146. Patron, S. W. Gardiner, Esq. The church is very curious, and partly Norman; and has an embattled tower, with a conical topped round turret. An Augustinian nunnery once stood adjacent to the church; was founded in the time of Henry II.; and was given to Sir T. Pope, the founder of Trinity College, Oxford. There are a Lady Huntingdon's chapel, Lybbe's alms-houses with £62, Allnutt's charity for various purposes with £1, 082, and other charities with £20.

Goring through time

Goring 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 Goring itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th October 2021

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