Place:Watlington, Oxfordshire, England

Alt namesChristmas Commonsource: settlement in parish
Greenfieldsource: settlement in parish
Howe Hillsource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.65°N 1.017°W
Located inOxfordshire, England
See alsoPyrton Hundred, Oxfordshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Henley Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Bullingdon Rural, Oxfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Watlington is a market town and civil parish in the South Oxfordshire District of Oxfordshire, England about 7 miles (11 km) south of Thame. The parish includes the hamlets of Christmas Common, Greenfield and Howe Hill, all of which are in the Chiltern Hills. The M40 motorway is about 2 1⁄2 miles (4 km) from Watlington. The 2011 UK census recorded the parish's population as 2,727.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Watlington.

A nineteenth century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Watlington from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"WATLINGTON, a small town, a parish, and a [registration] subdistrict, in Henley [registration] district, Oxford. The town stands at the foot of the Chiltern hills, 8 miles NE of Wallingford [railway] station; was known, at Domesday, as Watelintone; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a post-office under Tetsworth, a good inn, a police station of 1860, a town hall of 1644, a lecture-hall, an ancient church, two dissenting chapels, an endowed school, charities £102, two breweries, and two annual fairs. The parish includes three liberties, and comprises 3,440 acres. Real property: £6,062. Population: 1,938. Houses: 418. The manors belong to T. S. Carter, Esq., and the Rev. W. P. Hutton; and [Watlington] Park is Mr. Carter's seat. A moated castle of 1338 was here. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value: £240. Patron: T. S. Carter, Esq.
"The [registration] sub-district contains 8 parishes and a chapelry. Acres: 20,313. Population: 4,409. Houses: 913."

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