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Fernham, Berkshire

Historical Description

Fernham, a township in Shrivenham parish, Berks, near the G.W.R., 2½ miles SSE of Faringdon, and 1½ mile N from Uffington Junction station. Post town and money order office, Faringdon; telegraph office, Uffington Junction railway station. Acreage, 1016; population, 146. A church for Long-eott chapelry was built here m 1861, at a cost of £819, exclusive of the site, consists of nave, chancel, and south porch, with bell turret, and is in the Geometric style. There is also a small Congregational chapeL

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 parishShrivenham 
Poor Law unionFarringdon 

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


Church of England

St. John's Chapel

St. John's, a chapel of ease to Longcot, is a small modern building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and western bell-gable with one bell: the chancel parclose and reading desk are of freestone with coloured marble panels; the font is octagonal with emblematically carved panels, and is supported on marble shafts: the east window is a memorial to John Hughes, who died in 1857:- there is a small stained window on the south side of the chancel and another in the nave; there are 110 sittings.


Congregational Chapel

There is a Congregational chapel, erected in 1830, seating 90 persons.

Civil Registration

Fernham 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 Fernham from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Fernham 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 districtSN7
Post TownFaringdon