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Farnborough, Berkshire

Historical Description

Farnborough, a village and a parish in Berks, 4½ miles. W by N of East Ilsley, and 7 SSE of Wantage Road station on the G.W.R. Post town, Wantage; money order and telegraph office, Chaddleworth. Acreage, 1886; population, 203. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; gross-value, £267 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Early English style, has a good doorway, a fine font, and monuments of the Prices, and was recently restored.

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 parishFarnborough All Saints 
Poor Law unionWantage 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1735.


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is an ancient fabric of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave and fine embattled western tower containing a clock and 4 bells; in the church are several monuments of the family of Price, formerly residents here, including the Rev. Bartholomew Price, rector, d. 17 April, 1677, and Mary (Garnham) his wife; his sons, Bartholomew Price M.A. rector, 1702-32, and Pebley Price esq. of the Ham, Wantage, d. Nov. 1723, with other children; John Price esq. of the Ham, d. 28 Nov. 1787, and Annie (Robins) his wife; William Price esq. of Charlton House, Wantage, d. Jan. 1792, and Mary (Collins) his wife; and the Rev. Ralph Price M.A. rector, d. 20 Nov. 1779, all sons of the foregoing Petley Price esq.; Charles, 3rd Son of the Rev. Ralph Price, lord mayor of London and M.P. for the City, was created a baronet, 2 Feb. 1804; the chancel retains a piscina and has also some stained windows, the east window being a memorial to members of the Whitehurst family; the church was restored by the Rev. John Whitehurst M.A. in 1883 and 1885 at a total cost of £550, and affords 100 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Farnborough was in Wantage Registration District from 1837 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Farnborough from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Farnborough 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 districtOX12
Post TownWantage