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
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Farringdon|
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.
There is a Congregational chapel, erected in 1830, seating 90 persons.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Fernham)
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:
- 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.