WATERSTOCK, a parish in the hundred of Thame, county Oxford, 4 miles W. of Thame, 2.5 E. of Wheatley, and 9 from Oxford, on the river Thame. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Oxford, value £235. The church, dedicated to St. Leonard, has recently been restored at the expense of J. Ashurst, Esq., who is lord of the manor. The parochial charities produce about £8 per annum besides a share in Beckley almshouses. The principal residence is Waterstock House, once the seat of Sir George Croke, a judge of the King's Bench in the reign of Charles I., and to whom the church contains a monument.

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

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