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East Hanney, Berkshire

Historical Description

Hanney, East, a village and a township in West Hanney parish, Berks. The village stands on an affluent of the river Ock, near the Berks and Wilts Canal, 1 mile NNE from Wantage Road station on the G.W.R., and 3 miles NNE from Wantage, and has a post office under Wantage; money order and telegraph office, Wantage. The township comprises 2200 acres; population, 549. It forms a chapelry to West Hanney.

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 
Civil parishWest Hanney 
Poor Law unionWantage 

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


Church of England

St. James the Less

The chapel of ease of St. James-the-Less is a building of stone, in the Perpendicular style, erected by subscription, from designs by the late G. E. Street esq. R.A. and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a western gable bell-cot with one bell: there is a stained glass window, erected by Mrs. G. B. Anderson to the memory of her husband: there are sittings for upwards of 160 persons.

Civil Registration

East Hanney was in Wantage Registration District from 1837 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for East Hanney from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of East Hanney 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.

DistrictVale of White Horse
RegionSouth East
Postal districtOX12
Post TownWantage