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Wantage

The market town of Wantage lies three and a half miles from Faringdon, near the Vale of White Horse and the Downs. The parish included the villages of Charlton, Grove and West Lockinge. It is on the River Ock. The soil is good, a mixture of clay, greensand and chalk. Most of the land was arable, with pasture on the Downs. There was a weekly market (two in the nineteeth century), and between two and four fairs annually.

Further reading
Wordie, R. (ed.), 'Enclosure In Berkshire, 1485-1885' (Reading, 2000) pp.179-181.


Acreage: 7045
Population 1801: 2339
  1831: 2507
  1861: 3064

 

OS Map Grid Ref(s): 14, 20

 

Parliamentary Enclosure Maps & Awards

Wantage (1806) - Ref: D/P143/26B [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Wantage (1806) - Ref: D/P143/26C [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Wantage (1806) - Ref: Q/RDC/68A [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Wantage (1868 (Charlton)) - Ref: Q/RDC/67A [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Wantage (1868 (Charlton)) - Ref: Q/RDC/67B [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

 

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