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Coordinates: 51°40′01″N 1°28′59″W / 51.667°N 1.483°W
Pusey is a village and civil parish 4 miles (6.4 km) 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 (400 ha).
Pusey seems to be a
Saxon settlement. Its toponym is derived from the Old English pise ēg, meaning "pea island". The [2 ] Domesday Book of 1086 records the village as Pesei.
The Pusey family held the manor of Pusey from Saxon times. There is a tradition that it was granted to the family by
Cnut the Great, by the delivery of a horn (an Anglo-Saxon form of land tenure known as "cornage"). The Pusey Horn is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. [3 ]
In 1753 the family built Pusey House (not to be confused with
Pusey House, Oxford), where Edward Bouverie Pusey, English churchman and Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford, was born in 1800.
Church of England parish church of All Saints was built in 1745–50 for J. A. Pusey. [4 ]
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