NETTLEBED, a parish in the hundred of Ewelme, county Oxford, 5 miles N.W. of Henley-on-Thames, its post town, and 6 from Wallingford. The village is situated on the Chiltern hills, 820 feet above the level of the sea. It is intersected by the road from London to Oxford, and is a polling-place for the county. It contains some good shops and inns, also brick and lime kilns and a saw-mill. A brisk trade is done in timber. The land is partly in wood and common. The living is a donative curacy in the diocese of Oxford, value £101. The church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew. The cost of its erection was defrayed by voluntary contributions, and by a grant of £200 from the Church Building Society. A new school-room has recently been built. The Independents and Wesleyans have each a place of worship. It is a meet for the Bramshill hounds. A fair is held on the Monday prior to the 29th October.The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003
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