Woolhampton, a parish, with a pleasant village, in Berks, on the G.W.R., on which it has a station called Midgham, 7 miles E of Newbury. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) Acreage, 719; population, 452. The manor belongs to the Burn Blyth family. Woolhampton House is a fine mansion of red brick standing in a well-timbered park of about 150 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £152 with residence. The church, rebuilt in 1861, is a building of flint in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel,nave, transepts, S porch, and a small western turret with spire. There are Congregational and Roman Catholic chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Woolhampton St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Newbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1636.
Church of England
St. Peter (parish church)
The church of St. Peter, situated on an eminence, is a structure of flint, in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave and transepts, south porch and a small western turret with spire containing 3 bells; it was rebuilt in 1857 at the expense of the late James Blyth esq. and affords 200 sittings.
There is a small Congregational chapel, built in 1768.
There is a Catholic church dedicated to St. Mary.
Woolhampton was in Hungerford Registration District from 1837 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Woolhampton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Woolhampton (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Berkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Woolhampton 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.