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Shrivenham

Shrivenham lies five and a half miles southwest of Faringdon, in the Vale of White Horse. The parish included the townships of Bourton, Fernham, Longcot, and Watchfield. It is on the main road from Swindon to Faringdon. The Berks and Wilts Canal passed through. The soil is fertile sand and stone-brash. More than half the land was permanent grass, approximately one third arable and a small amount woodland.

Further reading
Wordie, R. (ed.), 'Enclosure In Berkshire, 1485-1885' (Reading, 2000) pp.137-139.


Acreage: 8382
Population 1801: 1699
  1831: 2113
  1861: 2258

 

OS Map Grid Ref(s): 12, 13

 

Parliamentary Enclosure Maps & Awards

Shrivenham (1792 (Bourton & Watchfield)) - Ref: Q/RDC/57A [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Shrivenham (1797 (Shrivenham & Faringdon)) - Ref: Q/RDC/53A [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Shrivenham (1797 (Shrivenham & Faringdon)) - Ref: Q/RDC/53B [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

 

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