Hampstead-Marshall (St. Mary)

HAMPSTEAD-MARSHALL (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Newbury, hundred of Kintbury-Eagle, county of Berks, 4 miles (W. by S.) from Newbury; containing 325 inhabitants. It comprises 1845a. 20p., of which 613 acres are arable, 805 meadow and pasture, 321 woodland, and the remainder roads and waste; the soil is rich. The Kennet and Avon canal passes through. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £12. 14. 4½., and in the gift of the Earl of Craven: the tithes have been commuted for £290, and the glebe consists of nearly 18 acres.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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