Didcot is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.
Alternative names: Dudcote, Dudcott
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1562
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1606
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
DUDCOTT, Dudcote, or Didcot, a parish in Wallingford district, Berks; on the Great Western railway, at the deflection of the branch to Oxford, 5½ miles W of Wallingford. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Wallingford. Acres, £1,094. Real property, £2,002. Pop., 349. Houses, 75. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £397. Patron, Brazenose College, Oxford. The church is chiefly perpendicular English, in good condition; and the churchyard contains a picturesque stone cross and some fine yew trees.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851
Dudcote, or Didcott, a parish in the hund. of Moreton, union of Wallingford, county of Berks; 6 miles west by north of Wallingford, intersected by the Great Western railway. A projected Oxford railway terminates here and at Harwell by junctions with the Great Western; and one of the projected railways to facilitate the communication between London and Ireland here joins the Great Western railway, running through Worcester, Newton, and Dolgelleu, to Portdynllean.
The line, however, from Portdynllean, through Dolgelleu by Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton, to the Grand Junction railway, appears to be considered more eligible than that by Dudcote: see also Holyhead. Living, a rectory, formerly in the archd. of Berks and dio. of Salisbury, now in the dio. of Oxford; rated at £20 12s. 6d.; gross income £418. Patrons, the principal and fellows of Brazen-nose college, Oxford. Here is a daily school. Acres 1,150. Houses 40. A.P. £1,792. Pop., in 1801, 181; in 1831, 181. Poor rates, in 1837, £93.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851
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Civil Registration District: Wallingford
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
Diocese: Pre-1836 – Salisbury, Post-1835 – Oxford
Rural Deanery: Abingdon
Poor Law Union: Wallingford