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Hermitage, Berkshire

Historical Description

Hermitage, an ecclesiastical parish formed in 1840 out of the civil parish of Hampstead-Norris, Berks. It comprises the hamlets of Little Hungerford and Wellhouse, and has a station on the G.W.R., and a post office under Newbury; money order office, Chieveley; telegraph office at the railway station. Population, 355. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; gross yearly value, £154 with residence. The church is a modern building of brick, and there is also a Primitive Methodist chapel.

Transcribed from Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, 1915


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBerkshire 
Civil parishHampstead Norris 
Poor Law unionWantage 

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

Civil Registration

Hermitage was in Hungerford Registration District from 1948 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hermitage from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Hermitage 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 districtRG18
Post TownThatcham