LITTLEMOOR, a liberty in the parish{es of St. Mary-the-Virgin and} of Iffley, partly within the liberties of the city of Oxford, and partly in the hundred of Bullingdon, county Oxford, 3 miles S.E. of Oxford, its post town. It is a station on the Oxford and Maidenhead section of the Great Western railway. It was formerly a hamlet of St. Mary's parish, but is now a separate district. In the reign of Henry II. a nunnery of Benedictines was founded here, which in 1524 was bestowed upon Cardinal Wolsey. Its revenue at the Dissolution was £33 6s. 8d. Here is situated the Oxford and Berks county lunatic asylum. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment under an Enclosure Act in 1817. The living is a perpetual curacy' in the diocese of Oxford, value £180, in the patronage of Oriel College, Oxford, and C. Crawley, Esq. The church is a modern edifice with a tower. There is a parochial school.

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003

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