Littlemore is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Oxfordshire, created in 1847 from a chapelry in Iffley Ancient Parish and Oxford St Mary the Virgin Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Littlemoor

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  • Parish registers: 1836
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1848

Nonconformists include: Baptist

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LITTLEMOOR, or LITTLEMORE, a hamlet in Iffley parish, and a liberty and a chapelry partly also in Oxford-St. Mary-the-Virgin parish, Oxfordshire. The hamlet lies near the river Thames, the boundary with Berks, and the Oxford branch of the Great Western railway, 2½ miles SSE of Oxford; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Oxford.

The liberty comprises 1,090 acres. Real property, £1,798. Pop. of the Iffley portion, in 1851, 214, in 1861, 234; of the Oxford-St. M. portion, in 1851, 733, in 1861, 892. Houses, 48 and 87.

The lunatic asylum for Oxfordshire and Berks is here; and, at the census of 1861, had 516 inmates.

The chapelry was constituted in 1847, and is conterminate with the liberty. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £180. Patron, alternately Oriel College, Oxford, and Crawley, Esq. The church is a modern edifice, in the early English style; consists of nave and highly ornate chancel, with a tower; and was built and long served by the Rev. Dr. Newman.

There is a national school. A benedictine nunnery was founded here in the time of Henry II.; and was given, at the dissolution, to Cardinal Wolsey.

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

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  • County: Oxfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Abingdon
  • Probate Court: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and the Archdeaconry of Oxford
  • Diocese: Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Cuddesdon
  • Poor Law Union: Headington
  • Hundred: Bullingdon
  • Province: Canterbury

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