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Catmore, Berkshire

Historical Description

Catmore, a parish in Berks, near the Ridge Way, 2¾ miles WSW of East Ilsley, 8 N from Newbury, and 6 N from Hermitage station on the G.W.R. It includes Lilley tithing, and once had a market. Post town, Wantage; money order office, Brightwalton; telegraph office, Chaddleworth. Acreage, 710; population, 94. The manor has been held for upwards of five centuries by the Rystons. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; net yearly value, £109 with residence. The church is Norman, without tower.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBerkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishCatmore St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionWantage 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1724.


Church of England

St Margaret (parish church)

The church of St. Margaret is a small building of Norman date, consisting of chancel and nave, south porch, and a turret containing one bell; there are 100 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Catmore from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Berkshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Catmore are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Berkshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Berkshire 1532, 1566, and 1665-6 is available online.

CountyWest Berkshire
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRG20
Post TownNewbury