North Moreton, Berkshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1612

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to North Moreton

  • Little Wittenham
  • Long Wittenham
  • Brightwell
  • South Moreton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MORETON (NORTH), a village and a parish in Wallingford district, Berks. The village stands near the Great Western railway, 3 miles ESE of Didcot r. station, and 3 W of Wallingford. The parish comprises 1,103 acres. Post town, Wallingford. Real property, £2,191. Pop., 352. Houses, 77. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to M.Greenwood, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £230. Patron, the Archdeacon of Berks. The church was built in 1290; is in good condition; has a low tower; and contains a curious ancient water-drain, and some old monuments. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, and a parochial school.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Moreton, North, co. Berks.

P. T. Wallingford (46) 3 m. W. Pop. 348.

A parish in the hundred of Moreton; living, a dis. vicarage in the archdeaconry of Berks and diocese of Salisbury; valued in K. B. 7l. 17s. 8d.; ann. val. P.R. 70l.; church ded. to All Saints; patron, the Archdeacon of Berkshire. The rectory of North Moreton, annexed to the archdeaconry of Berkshire, is valued in K. B. 16l. 13s. 4d. The archdeaconry of Berkshire, founded in 1220, is valued in K. B. 54l. 18s. 6½d.; patron, the King.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.


County: Berkshire
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
Hundred: Moreton
Province: Canterbury