Eaton Hastings, Berkshire
Eaton Hastings, a parish in Berks, on the river Isis, 3 miles NW of Faringdon station on the G.W.R., and 4¼ from Lechlade, on the Fairford and Oxford line. Post towr-and money order and telegraph office, Faringdon. Acreage½ 1570; population, 157. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; net yearly value, £256 with residence. The church is of the 15th century, and has been well restored.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Eaton-Hastings St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Farringdon|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1500.
Church of England
St. Michael and All Angels (parish church)
The church of St. Michael and All Angels is a small but ancient edifice of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave and a western turret, containing one bell: the chancel was restored in 1870 and the nave in 1872, at a total cost of £750, and a vestry added in 1895 on the north side of the church: there are five stained windows and a memorial to Henry Beeke, rector 1670: the church affords 100 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Eaton Hastings was in Faringdon Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Wantage Registration District from 1937 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Eaton Hastings from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Eaton-Hastings (St. Michael))
- 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 Eaton Hastings 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.