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Site photograph is of Woodley Cottage in West Hagbourne, Berkshire and was occupied by our Woodley families from 1668 until the early 1900s. As you drive into West Hagbourne, Woodley Cottage is the first house and is well known as the 'show piece' of the village. It is a really beautiful house. On the right hand side of the fence post is a bronze plaque with Woodley Cottage on it.
Woodley Cottage is still to be found in West Hagbourne, Berkshire in the Vale of the White Horse, England. It was occupied by the Woodley family from 1668 until the early 1900s.
As you drive into West Hagbourne, Woodley Cottage is the first house and is well known as the 'show piece' of the village. It is truly beautiful. On the right hand fence post is a bronze plaque with 'Woodleys 1688 AD' on it. Originally there would have been more land with the cottage - probably fields.
The windows are minute-paned with three windows to each frame in the front. Each window has six panes across and six down. The door is solid with a paned top. The original house was quite compact, but was added onto at a later date.
The kitchen has been modernised but the old original beams have been left uncovered. The rest of the house is original including the stairs trodden by our ancestors; so much living within its walls.
"HAGBOURNE, a parish in the hundred of Moreton, county Berks, 6 miles W. of Wallingford, its post town. It is situated on a small stream near the Great Western railway, and contains the hamlets of East and West Hagbourne. In 1644 the Earl of Essex quartered the parliamentary troops in this parish on their way from Reading to Abingdon. The soil is loamy. An Act of Parliament was obtained in 1840 for enclosing the waste lands. The village is pleasantly situated, and in the centre is an antique stone cross surmounted by a sundial. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Oxford, value £165. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is an ancient structure with square tower, containing eight bells. In the interior is a splendid monument of John Phillips, Esq., and a painting of King David with his harp. There are day and Sunday schools. The parochial charities produce £141 per annum, £95 of which is Eaton's endowment for apprenticing the children of the parish. The Earl of Craven is lord of the manor."
"EAST HAGBOURNE, a liberty in the parish of Hagbourne, hundred of Moreton, county Berks, 6 miles S.W. of Wallingford.