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Wootton Index of Pages

The following pages are designed to give a brief history of some aspects of the community. They are certainly not intended to be exhaustive and more work could be done, for example, on the interesting buildings with reference to census returns, electoral registers and name searches for owners and/or occupiers amongst our other archives, or on churches with reference to the parish records. We hope that reading these pages will encourage you to do more research of your own. If you find additional information on any of the pages below or, indeed, information on aspects of the community not covered here, we would love to hear from you and could publish your research here, giving credit, of course, where it is due!


The Parish of Wootton in General

Wootton Maps

Wootton Before 1086

Wootton Manors

Wootton in 1086

The Manor of Canons

The Manor of Culy

The Manor of Pilling Rowsbery

The Manor of Pilling Shingay

The Manor of Studleys

The Manor of Wootton

The Manor of Wootton alias Bosoms

The Manor of Wootton Hoo

The Manor of Wootton Shelton


A Violent Quarrel in 1272

The Monoux Family

The Payne Family

Thomas Lynwood and Agnes Cawsey

The Doyne-Ditmas Archive

The Established Church

Wootton Church Architecture

Wootton Church Alterations and Additions

List of Wootton Vicars

Wootton Vicarages


Wootton Registration and Early References

Quakers in Wootton

Wesleyan Methodists in Wootton

Baptists in Wootton

Primitive Methodists in Wootton


Early Education in Wootton

Wootton Infants School

Wootton Infants School in 1904

Wootton Junior Mixed School

Wootton Junior Mixed School in 1904

Wootton Upper School

Sources for Education in Wootton

Interesting Buildings

Wootton Windmill

Bedford Road

Wootton Pound

72 and 74 Bedford Road, Wootton

143 and 145 Bedford Road, Wootton

Keeley Farm, Wootton

Pear Tree Cottage - 153 Bedford Road, Wootton

157 Bedford Road, Wootton

Bourne End Road

Vine Cottage, Wootton

Cause End Road

41 and 43 Cause End Road, Wootton

49 and 51 Cause End Road, Wootton

Manor Farm, Wootton

52 to 56 Cause End Road, Wootton

Yew Tree Cottage - 67 Cause End Road, Wootton

Church Road

2 to 8 Church Road, Wootton

7 Church Road, Wootton

9 and 11 Church Road, Wootton

25 Church Road, Wootton

40 Church Road, Wootton

42 Church Road, Wootton

Church Cottage - 48 Church Road, Wootton

Ivy Cottage - 50 Church Road, Wootton

Wootton Lock-up

Wootton House

Church Row

13 to 23 Church Row, Wootton

Cranfield Road

3 and 5 Cranfield Road, Wootton

15 to 19 Cranfield Road, Wootton

Hoo Farmhouse - 71 Cranfield Road, Wootton

Hall End Road

41 to 45 Hall End Road, Wootton

Keeley Lane

4 Keeley Lane, Wootton

6 and 8 Keeley Lane, Wootton

18 and 20 Keeley Lane, Wootton

35 Keeley Lane, Wootton

Deep Thatches - 95 Keeley Lane, Wootton

Licensed premises

The Black Horse Public House, Wootton

The Chequers Inn, Wootton

The Cock Inn, Wootton

The Fox and Duck Public House Wootton

The Legstraps Public House Wootton

The Star Public House Wootton

The White Lion Public House Wootton