Childrey Berkshire Family History Guide

St Mary the Virgin, Childrey Berkshire
West tower and south transept of the parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Childrey, Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire). Brian Robert Marshall / St Mary’s Church, Childrey / CC BY-SA 2.0

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Childrey

  • Stanford in the Vale
  • Letcombe Bassett
  • Lambourn
  • West Challow
  • East Challow
  • Sparsholt
  • Letcombe Regis

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Childrey, a parish in Wantage district, Berks; on the Berks and Wilts canal, near the Ridge-way, 1¾ mile S of Faringdon Road r. station, and 2½ W of Wantage. It has a post-office under Wantage. Acres, 2,850. Real property, £3,419. Pop., 504. Houses, 129. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Fettiplaces. Charles I. made his quarters here on his way to Abingdon. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £604.  Patron, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church shows Norman traces; is good; and contains a canopied brass, eight other brasses, and a figured leaden font. There are schools and charities, founded by the Fettiplaces, of unreported value; and other charities, £20. Pocock, the orientalist, was rector.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

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County: Berkshire
Civil Registration District: Wantage
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
Diocese: Pre-1836 – Salisbury, Post-1835 – Oxford
Rural Deanery: Abingdon
Poor Law Union: Wantage
Hundred: Wantage
Province: Canterbury