Wasing, a parish in Berks, separated from Brimpton by the river Auburn, which is here crossed by a bridge of three arches, 2 miles S from Midgham station on the G.W.R., and 12 SW from Reading. Post town, Reading; money order and telegraph office, Woolhampton. Acreage, 690; population, 87. The manor with Wasing Place, a modern mansion of brick belongs to the Mount family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; value, £97 with residence. The church is a small building of rubble, consisting of chancel, nave, S transept, S porch, and a central turret.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Wasing St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Newbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1737.
Church of England
St. Nicholas (parish church)
The church of St. Nicholas is a small edifice of rubble stone, consisting of chancel, nave, south transept, south porch and a central turret containing 2 bells: the chancel, which is Early English, was thoroughly restored about the year 1870: the east window and two others in the chancel are stained: there is a handsome brass lectern: the church affords 112 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Wasing was in Hungerford Registration District from 1837 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Wasing from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Wasing (St. Nicholas))
- 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 Wasing 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.