Stockcross, an ecclesiastical parish in Berks, 2¼ miles WNW of Newbury station on the G.W.R. It was constituted in 1844, and has a post and money order office under Newbury; telegraph office, Speen. Population, 736. There is a parish council for Speen and Stockcross consisting of nine members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford, The church was built in 1839. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1839.
Church of England
St. John (parish church)
The church of St. John, standing on an eminence, and erected about the end of the year 1839, is a structure of brick, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 2 bells and a clock: the stained glass east window, the reredos of alabaster carved and gilded, and the oak seats were placed in the church in memory of the late Sir Richard Sutton, 5th bart. (d. 1891) by Lady Sutton: the font was given by the parishioners in 1906 in memory of the Rev. Theodore Francis, vicar 1877-1904: there are 200 sittings.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Stockcross from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Stock-Cross)
- Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, 1915
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Berkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Stockcross are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Berkshire papers online:
The Visitations of Berkshire 1532, 1566, and 1665-6 is available online.