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Avington  Berkshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Avington like this:

AVINGTON, a parish in Hungerford district, Berks; on the Kennet river, the Kennet and Avon canal, and the Newbury branch of the Great Western railway, 2½ miles E of Hungerford. Post Town, Hungerford. Acres, 1,143. Real property, £1,285. Pop., 104. Houses, 18. The property is not much divided. ...


The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £300.* Patron, Sir R. Burdett, Bart. The church is an interesting specimen of Norman architecture, with two early English windows, and a small early English spire-bell turret. The chancel is separated from the nave by an arch, richly ornamented with zigzag moulding and a great variety of grotesque heads, which has so settled as to look almost like two arches, and springs from enriching piers leaning outwards. The font also is Norman, of a circular form, and adorned with rudely sculptured figures. The church was repaired in 1849. The parsonage stands adjacent, and is picturesque.

Avington through time

Avington is now part of West Berkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Berkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Avington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Avington in West Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/4997

Date accessed: 21st October 2019


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