Frilsham, a village and a parish in Berks, on an affluent of the river Thames, 2 miles E from Hermitage station on the G.W.R., and 6 SSE of East Ilsley. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Newbury. Acreage, 977; population, 159. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; gross yearly value, £162 with residence. The church is an ancient building of flint and stone in the Norman style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Frilsham St. Frideswide|
|Poor Law union||Bradfield|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1754.
Church of England
St. Frideswide (parish church)
The church of St. Frideswide is an ancient structure of stone and flint in the Norman style, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower of brick, containing 2 bells: there are 80 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Frilsham was in Bradfield Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Wokingham Registration District from 1937 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Frilsham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Frilsham (St. Frideswide))
- 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 Frilsham 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.