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CATMORE, a parish in the hundred of Compton, in the county of Berks, three miles to the west of East Riley. Wantage is its post town. It is situated in a pleasant country, and includes, the tything of Lilley. Catmore was anciently a market town under a grant by Edward I. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford, value £200, in the patronage of C. Eyre, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Margaret.

"LILLEY, a tything in the parish of Catmore, county Berks, 4 miles S.W. of East Ilsley.

"LILLY, a hamlet in the parish of Catmore, hundred of Compton, county Berks, 5 miles S.W. of East Ilsley."

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