|Alt names||Britwell Prior||source: alternate spelling|
|Britwell-Prior||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Type||Chapelry, Civil parish|
|Located in||Oxfordshire, England ( - 1912)|
|See also||Ewelme Hundred, Oxfordshire, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Newington, Oxfordshire, England||ancient parish of which it was a chapelry|
|Henley Rural, Oxfordshire, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1912|
|Britwell, Oxfordshire, England||civil parish into which it was transferred in 1912|
|South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Brightwell Prior from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "BRIGHTWELL-PRIOR, or Britwell-Prior, a chapelry in Newington parish, Oxford; under the Chilterns, 1¾ mile SW of Watlington, and 7½ NW by N of Wallingford-Road [railway] station. Post Town, Britwell-Salome under Wallingford. Real property: £866. Population: 43. Houses: 6. The manor belonged formerly to the Welds; and Brightwell House is now the seat of H. Reeves, Esq. An ancient priory stood here; and a nunnery of St. Clare was set up for some time by French Nuns who fled from the first revolution. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed to the rectory of Newington, in the diocese of Oxford. The church is Norman in the nave, and early English in the chancel; and has a decorated font."
Brightwell Prior became a separate civil parish in 1866. In 1912 it was abolished and became part of the newly-formed parish of Britwell within Henley Rural District. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)
The coordinates for Brightwell Prior given above are an estimate based on a possible location on Google Earth. None of the usual sources consulted yielded exact location data.
Categories: Oxfordshire, England | Brightwell Prior, Oxfordshire, England | Newington, Oxfordshire, England | Ewelme Hundred, Oxfordshire, England | Britwell, Oxfordshire, England | Henley Rural, Oxfordshire, England | South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England