Boxford, a village and a parish in Berks. The village stands on the river Lambourn, 4½ miles NW of Newbury station on the G.W.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newbury. The parish includes Westbrook tithing. Acreage, 2807 of land and 12 of water; population, 549. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; gross value, £690 with residence. The church, a building of stone with a low western tower, was built about 1670. There are also Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Boxford St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Newbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1558.
Church of England
St. Andrew (parish church)
The church of St. Andrew is an ancient edifice of stone, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch and a low embattled western tower of flint and brick, rebuilt about 1670 and containing 5 bells and a clock: in the church is a monument of clunch or hard chalk, inclosing a black marble slab inscribed to the Rev. James Anderton, rector here, who died in 1672: the north aisle was built in 1841 by the Rev. John Wells, then rector: the church was restored and reseated, and a new organ was erected in 1909 at a cost of £1,500: there are 270 sittings.
There is a Wesleyan chapel.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Boxford was in Hungerford Registration District from 1837 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Boxford from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Boxford (St. Andrew))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Berkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Boxford 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.