Fawley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Alternative names: North Fawley

Other places in the parish include: Whatcombe. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1540
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FAWLEY (North), a parish in Wantage district, Berks; near Icknield-street, 5 miles S by W of Wantage, and 7 S by E of Faringdon Road r. station. It includes the liberties of South Fawley and Watcombe. Post town, Brightwaltham, under Wantage. Acres, 2,870. Real property, £2,452. Pop., 243. Houses, 52. The manor belonged to the nunnery of Ambresbury. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, not reported. Patrons, Mr. and Mrs. Wroughton. The church is good.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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: Kintbury Eagle
Province: Canterbury