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Pusey, Oxfordshire

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Pusey, Oxfordshire

Pusey is a hamlet and civil parish 4 miles east of Faringdon in the Vale of White Horse district. It was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire. The village is just south of the A420 and the parish covers about 1,000 acres . Pusey seems to be a Saxon settlement. Its toponym is derived from the Old English pise ēg, meaning "pea island". The Domesday Book of 1086 records the village as Pesei. The Pusey family held the manor of Pusey from Saxon times.
DistrictVale of White Horse
Administrative CountyOxfordshire
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU3596
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityOxfordshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Population55 (2001 census)

Other names by which Pusey, Oxfordshire has been known in the past

Pefesige ~ Peise ~ Pesei

Pusey, Oxfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Pusey, par., Berks, in NW. of co., 5 m. E. of Faringdon, 1040 ac., pop. 117; contains Pusey House, seat.

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