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Peasemore, Berkshire

Historical Description

Peasemore, a village and a parish in Berks. The village stands 3½ miles SW by S of East Ilsley, 7 N of Newbury, and 6 E from Hampstead Norris station on the Didcot and Newbury branch of the G.W.R., and has a post office under Newbury; money order office, Chieveley; telegraph office, Chaddleworth. Acreage of parish, 2049; population, 263. The manor belongs to the Archer-Honblon family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £530 with residence. The church and spire was rebuilt in 1842, but retains the tower of the previous church built in 1737. The chancel was added in 1865. There is a Primitive Methodist 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 
Poor Law unionWantage 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1535.


Church of England

St. Barnabas (parish church)

The church of St. Barnabas, rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1842, is a structure of brick with stone dressings in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and a western embattled tower, with pinnacles and lofty spire, containing 5 bells: the communion table is of beautifully carved oak: the five-light east stained window was erected in 1910 at a cost of £400: there are 150 sittings.


Primitive Methodist Chapel

There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

Civil Registration

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

Peasemore was in Wantage Registration District from 1837 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Peasemore from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Peasemore 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 districtRG20
Post TownNewbury