Place:Wallingford, Berkshire, England

Alt namesWallingford St. John under the Watersource: from redirect
Wallingford St. Luciansource: ecclesiastical parish
Wallingford St. Martinsource: ecclesiastical parish
Wallingford St. Mary the Lesssource: ecclesiastical parish
Wallingford St. Michaelsource: ecclesiastical parish
Wallingford St. Rumboldsource: ecclesiastical parish
Walengefordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 37
Walengefortsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 37
Walingefordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 37
Warengefordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 37
TypeCivil parish, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates51.617°N 1.133°W
Located inBerkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inOxfordshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoMoreton Hundred, Berkshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, Englandadministrative district which Wallingford joined when transferred to Oxfordshire
Contained Places
Wallingford Castle
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Wallingford is a market town and civil parish in the upper Thames Valley in England. Until 1974 it was in Berkshire, but was transferred to Oxfordshire in that year. The town's royal but mostly ruined Wallingford Castle held high status in the early medieval period as a regular royal residence until the Black Death hit the town badly in 1349. Empress Matilda retreated here for the final time from Oxford Castle in 1141. The castle declined subsequently, much stone being removed to renovate Windsor Castle instead. Nonetheless the town's Priory produced two of the greatest minds of the age, the mathematician Richard of Wallingford and the chronicler John of Wallingford.

Wallingford became a civil parish in 1919 when the four ancient parishes of the town were merged.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Wallingford, Oxfordshire.. The sections titled "Geography", "Character and local government", and "History" are of note.

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